A new enterprise agreement for the Bank of Queensland continues a "no redundancy" policy, provides $1,000 a year of shares to each of the 670 employees subject to the bank18s profitability and pays a minimum of 7.25% over three years, plus performance increases.
Following the first prosecution for defying s127 orders, the Federal Court has fined the CFMEU (mining & energy division) a total of just $2,200 for two separate breaches of return to work orders during a dispute with BHP Coal.
The Federal Court has found that the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission Act covers indirect discrimination complaints, rejecting Commonwealth Government arguments that it is confined to direct discrimination.
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A court has vindicated the Commonwealth Bank's sacking of a senior HR manager over conflicts of interest, but has found "serious deficiencies" in the bank's investigation process and criticised senior HR management for their part in it.