Week two of Campaign 2000 has come and gone in much the same way that week one did - with the MTFU claiming progress in signing companies up to the break-out deal (reproduced in full below), and employers giving mixed reports of activity on their sites.
The director of a Queensland security company ordered by the Ipswich Industrial Magistrate's Court to reimburse an employee almost $100,000 for under-paid wages has withdrawn his appeal against the decision.
The AWU has provided the ACTU with an early test for its fortnight-old coverage policy, writing to the peak body asking it to resolve the turf war between the MUA and AWU over offshore oil and gas workers.
GIO Australia employees will have to work longer but under better conditions after the Finance Sector Union and the AMP reached agreement on integrating the working conditions of 8,000 employees of the two former rivals.
In an important transmission of business ruling, a full bench of the IRC has rejected an employer's argument that a transmitted award applied to the sites it acquired with the business but not to sites established after the purchase.