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Court makes crucial ruling on travel time

In a decision that could have employers re-thinking standard travel and hours terms in agreements, the Federal Court has found in favour of a CFMMEU-backed class action that argued workers should be paid for transit time between security gates and their worksite.

Two-hour Cup Day strike at casino unprotected: FWC

A two-hour stopwork that United Voice scheduled to clash with Melbourne Cup festivities at Crown Perth has been extended to four hours after the gambling giant secured an anti-strike order from the FWC on the basis that a shorter period would constitute unprotected action.

Worker challenging sacking for "repeated" Easter sick leave

A BHP employee sacked after her supervisor identified a "pattern" of taking sick leave during Easter school holidays is suing it for alleged adverse action and coercively seeking to stop her exercising her leave rights.

"Gaslighted" worker says Workpac failed to shield him from rumours

A former Workpac supervisor, who lost his job while he was under investigation, is accusing the company of failing to treat him fairly or protect him as rumours circulated in the community that it sacked him for selling drugs and bullying.

Casual teachers seek guaranteed daily work

Queensland Catholic school teachers are implementing work bans, their NSW counterparts have endorsed a novel measure to guarantee daily work for casuals and the employees of a Catholic school office are stopping work to fight for assurances on agreement coverage.

Brawl at BHP Xmas party justifies sacking

The FWC has upheld the sacking of a BHP Coal mineworker who punched a supervisor in the face and asked a colleague if she had "fake t-ts" at a company Christmas party, but has reinstated another employee dismissed for serious misconduct at the same event.

TWU vows to fight on as Aldi narrows common law case

The TWU will continue its campaign of protests against Aldi, seeking supply chain agreements similar to those signed by Coles and Woolworths, after the retailer narrowed its common law claim against union.