The Australian Mines and Metals Association is challenging whether three union organisers are employed by the employee organisations that have applied for their right-of-entry permits, in what appears to be an attempt to test the structure of a union alliance.
A full Federal Court has upheld a finding that agreement-sanctioned union stopwork meetings can be freely used to delay and disrupt business as part of a campaign strategy, but has increased fines for the CFMMEU's coercion of head contractor Hutchison by almost 30%.
A dispute between Macquarie Bank and 15 former employees who allege they were underpaid more than $2.6 million looks destined for a full hearing after the Federal Circuit Court rebuffed the parties' request for mediation by a judge.
High Court rebuffs "two longs" special leave bid; Relativity "decompression" proposal needs to go back to drawing board, say retailers; and Women's pay outpacing men's in recent wage slowdown, says report.
Unions have praised WA's McGowan Government for committing to recommendations in a ministerial IR review that will enable the State IRC to make equal remuneration and anti-bullying orders for workers not covered by the federal system and expand the definition of "employee" to include more private sector workers.
A managing director who is pursuing a building company over allegedly unpaid income tax, leave and superannuation is facing a novel cross-claim for restitution of his salary, amid allegations that he operated a competing business and took unlawful industrial action when he failed to fulfil his duties.
The ACTU's 2019 "Change the Government, Change the Rules" campaign for the May 18 federal election turns on "persuasive conversations" with a core group of undecided union members living in marginal seats.