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Sacked teacher reinstated until trial

A teacher who complained to his elite private school about 100-hour working weeks and working up to 34 consecutive days has been temporarily reinstated, after the Federal Court found it was arguable he'd been sacked over his dissatisfaction with working conditions.

Caltex operators to strike on Thursday

Caltex is in the process of shutting down its Kurnell refinery in NSW for the second time in two weeks after being notified by the AWU of more industrial action by operators.

Queensland cuts workers' compensation bill

Workers' compensation bills for most Queensland employers will drop from July 1 following the State Government's decision to approve a premium rate cut to 1.75% - the lowest in the country.

Dismissed worker wins costs appeal

An employee who unsuccessfully went ahead with an unfair dismissal claim despite his employer presenting a detailed and convincing outline of its case against him during conciliation has won an appeal against a costs order.

Are rail junior rates obsolete?

A full bench of the IRC will examine whether junior rates become obsolete under the WR Act's award simplification provisions if they are not used for years.

About turn: FSU signs deal with no pay safety net

The Finance Sector Union has struck a new enterprise agreement covering 4,500 to 5,000 employees at the NRMA, backtracking on the union's decision to refuse to sign any more enterprise agreements without a guaranteed minimum pay increase.

AMWU election battle in Federal Court

The AMWU election battle between officials aligned with national secretary Doug Cameron's camp and the Victorian-based Workers First faction has ended up in the Federal Court, with Workers First failing to convince Justice Donnell Ryan that orders were required to prevent Cameron and his allies using union resources in their campaign.

Defence and unions reach new deal

Department of Defence employees who in February rejected a non-union EA will soon be voting on a new deal negotiated with the public sector unions.

DJs enterprise deal to cut unplanned absences

David Jones employees have won three days "personal business leave" from their sick leave allocation under a new federal enterprise agreement, in an attempt to cut unscheduled absences and give employees more flexibility.

NSW public servants pursue $3/hr Olympic allowance

NSW public sector employees whose work has been significantly changed by the 2000 Olympic Games have given the Carr Government a fortnight to respond to a claim for a $3 an hour loading during the event.