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FWC approves agreement with detrimental suspension clause

The FWC has approved a new agreement that permits poultry giant Inghams to suspend workers without pay for up to three days during investigations into misconduct, after it found any detriment when compared with the award is outweighed by the deal's benefits.

Cash code-change targeting "cartel-like" conduct

The Turnbull Government's national construction code is seeking to break the "cartel-like behaviour" between head contractors and construction unions, according to Employment Minister Michaelia Cash, but legal expert Andrew Stewart says building companies are facing "a complete mess".

Senate passes amendments to ABCC legislation

The Senate last night passed unamended the Turnbull Government’s legislation to reduce the phase-in period for the 2016 national construction code from two years to nine months.

Cash ready to intervene in CFA deal approval

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash will intervene before the Fair Work Commission if any attempt is made to seek FWC approval of the new enterprise agreement for Victoria's Country Fire Authority.

MPs' staffers cool on "pay freeze" deal

Staffers for Federal MPs are unhappy over a proposed new enterprise agreement, which they say will effectively deliver an 18-month pay freeze.

Code can trigger re-negotiation of construction major's deal

Lendlease has struck a new multi-state enterprise agreement with the CFMEU that will deliver pay rises of 20% over four years and provides for a new deal to be negotiated if the Turnbull Government's 2014 construction code takes effect.

Challenge to FWBC powers to stymie agreements

The ETU has launched a Federal Court challenge to the construction watchdog's power to assess whether enterprise agreements comply with the 2013 construction code.

Court considers privilege issues in CFA discovery ruling

Victoria's volunteer firefighters have won further discovery of documents from the Country Fire Authority, in a case that considered whether dispute proceedings in the Fair Work Commission are covered by "without prejudice" privilege.

Senate passes CFA Bill

The Senate has passed unamended the Turnbull Government’s bill to outlaw terms in the proposed CFA agreement that might limit the involvement of volunteer firefighters.