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AIG seeks to end Campaign 2000 bargaining periods

The AIG will seek to terminate the bargaining periods at manufacturing sites across Victoria, as it attempts to head off a statewide strike on October 29 in pursuit of the Campaign 2000 bargaining claim.

IRC more active on good faith bargaining

The IRC is taking an increasingly broad views of its powers to provide for good faith bargaining since it overturned the CSR Humes decision in June.

Ruling a warning on grievances

An unfair dismissal ruling by a senior member of the IRC illustrates the dangers for employers of failing to adequately respond to reasonable grievances raised by employees.

Collective and AWA lockouts OK, court finds

A Victorian meat industry employer that locked its workers out in pursuit of AWAs following a collective bargaining dispute that also involved lockouts did not act unlawfully, the Federal Court has found.

MIM talks continue after workers vote down deal

Queensland mining company MIM will not renegotiate the deal voted down by workers last week, planning instead to hold a series of information meetings with employees to explain the document more fully before putting it up for ballot again within a fortnight.

Natra seeks to end bargaining, as stand-downs hit Ford

The components supplier at the centre of the Campaign 2000 dispute that has led to stand-downs at Ford Australia is in the IRC this afternoon seeking to have the bargaining period covering its site terminated.

Case thrown out as vexatious

An unfair dismissal case against labour law firm RL Whyburn & Associates has been thrown out because it was vexatious.

Trade practices case sounds warning

The potential for dismissed senior executives to use Trade Practices Law to seek damages will again be tested in a key case before the Federal Court.