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Pronouns complainant sacked for performance shortfall: Employer

A Headspace counselling service has hit back at a clinician's Federal Circuit Court claims that it put them on administrative duties and sacked them for exercising their rights after they accused a colleague of botching a client's personal pronouns.

ANZ says FSU super contentions might breach Act

Banking giant ANZ has warned the FSU of possible legal action over a campaign that accuses the company of using a legal "loophole" to offset the 0.5 percentage points increase in employer superannuation contribution from July 1 by absorbing it into some employees' salaries.

Mining union mounts challenge to "maximum term" contracts

The CFMMEU's mining and energy division has begun a challenge to new "maximum term" contracts at Anglo American's Grosvenor coal mine in Queensland, after a safety inquiry highlighted the mine's heavily reliance on labour hire and contract workers.

Self-represented security guard launches class action

A self-represented maritime security guard has filed a class action accusing Wilson Security of underpaying him and colleagues at the North-West shelf gas project, directing them to perform unpaid work and breaching rostering and payslip requirements.



NSW pay freeze thaws but cap revived

The Berejiklian Coalition Government will relax its COVID-19 public sector wage freeze from July 1, moving back to the former 2.5%-a-year cap, and introduce paid leave for workers who suffer a stillbirth or miscarriage.

Clerks WFH flexibility before FWC on Friday; & more

FWC set to hear objections to clerks flexibility sunset; "Concierge" service deduction from real estate worker's pay unauthorised, court rules; Honours for Gay, Ridge; and Super "account-stapling" legislation passes.

Bench airs provisional views on casual terms

The FWC has expressed provisional views ahead of a hearing on Thursday that casual definitions and conversion clauses in some awards clash with the Fair Work Act and National Employment Standards, and that it would be inappropriate to itemise loadings.

Rider not an employee, says Deliveroo

Deliveroo maintains no "work-wages bargain" existed between it and a food delivery driver, in its foreshadowed appeal against last month's high-profile FWC ruling that he was an employee protected from unfair dismissal.