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Mobil and NUW strike oil deal

Operators at Mobil's Port Stanvac refinery in South Australia have won a 7% pay rise over two years and retained their existing hours arrangements under a new two-year deal with the NUW.

Appeal court upholds stress finding

The New South Wales Court of Appeal has upheld a finding that a female police officer acquired Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after being exposed to hundreds of cases of child abuse.

Give reasons before deciding to sack: IRC bench

Employers risk contravening procedural fairness requirements under federal unfair dismissal laws if they fail to give an employee notice of the reasons for terminating their employment before making a decision to proceed with a dismissal, an IRC full bench has ruled.

FOA laws provide reprieve for meatworker

An abbatoir worker and meatworkers' union delegate who was sacked after a torrid nine-month lockout at the G&K O'Connor meatworks at Pakenham, Victoria, has temporarily won his job back, after the Federal Court found he might have been unlawfully dismissed for being a union delegate.

New IR advisory bodies in Queensland

The Queensland Government has appointed two new advisory bodies to review the State's IR Act and improve the operation of the State IRC.

Landmark ruling on workplace violence

In a landmark ruling, the ACT Supreme Court has found that employers have a duty to establish systems to prevent violence against employees in the workplace.

Officials guilty, unions not, in contempt case

The three metal industry union officials found guilty of contempt by the Federal Court on Friday could be facing jail terms at the same time Campaign 2000 kicks off.