The full seven-member bench of the High Court has reserved its decision on whether the Workplace Relation's Acts award simplification provisions apply to dispute resolution procedures in certified agreements.
In what will be a test case on whether federal unions can charge non-union workers a fee for bargaining on their behalf, the Office of the Employment Advocate has revived its bid to remove a "bargaining agency" clause from a swathe of Victorian electrical contracting agreements.
An LHMU delegate has lodged a complaint with the Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission against Coca-Cola Amatil and one of its employees, claiming they discriminated against him on the basis of his industrial activity and race.
In its first ruling on the Queensland IR Act's groundbreaking s275 "contractor deeming" provisions, a full bench of the State's IRC has refused to accede to the AWU's bid to deem shearing contractors as employees.
Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith has joined this morning's annual "Ride to Work" in Melbourne to highlight how some workplaces have implemented arrangements to encourage employees to commute by bicycle.