Stevedore DP World has opened up a new strategy for employers seeking to sideline industrial action, winning a ruling from the FWC that MUA bans on shift extensions were not protected because the employer never asked employees to work beyond their hours within 30 days.
A s-x-shop sales worker and "booth" monitor is suing his employer for more than $30,000 in alleged underpayments he claims to be owed under the general retail award, while also suggesting that it wrongly classified him as a casual employee.
A Deliveroo rider has launched a sham contracting test case, claiming the company should have paid him almost twice as much, as a casual employee rather than per delivery as an independent contractor, given a "batching system" that weighted individual performance factors.
The ETU's newly re-elected leadership has reaffirmed its commitment to pursue underpayments to long-term casuals, vowing to conduct a targeted national program of timesheet and wage record inspections to build its case.
The NSW IRC has decried an HSU state branch's "adversarial" approach in refusing to award costs against an industrial officer who sought a review of a regulator's decision scrapping improvement notices that claimed union employees might be exposed to "psychological hazards".
DP World cuts 200 jobs as industrial action bites; CEO paid nanny $2.33 an hour, says FWO; Australia's minimum wage the world's highest in 2018; Sustainable energy inquiry to consider displaced workers; Follow NSW model to empower Uber drivers, says TWU.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has agreed to consider easing public sector bargaining restrictions imposed on the Australian Prudential Regulatory Agency, as it struggles to attract and retain a skilled workforce in the face of high salaries on offer in the private sector.
The FWC has thrown out an ANMF scope order bid for Victorian employees of a national aged care provider to be covered by a separate agreement, finding the company was willing to make "substantial" concessions to preserve workers' conditions before bargaining stalled.