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Multinational backs away from pre-job heart attack screening

Maintenance contractor SNC-Lavalin has told the ETU it will no longer insist that electricians at a CSG project undergo pre-employment blood tests to assess their risk of heart attacks, after the union sought a Federal Court injunction on the basis that it breached privacy principles governing the collection of sensitive health information.

Coalition accepted our changes: One Nation

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts has hinted that his party will support the Ensuring Integrity Bill after winning Coalition support for the minor party's amendments



"If you do not respect us, you will fear us": Union leader

New RTBU national secretary Mark Diamond will tonight use his national council dinner speech to signal a more militant approach to industrial action under his leadership, promising employers that "if you do not respect us, you will fear us".


Non-profit sacked me after audit warning, claims artist

A one-day-a-week art tutor who claims she repeatedly refused to switch to an individual contract is suing a non-profit organisation for adverse action and sham contracting by allegedly failing to pay super or leave entitlements and sacking her when she accused them of breaching the Fair Work Act.

ROC to appeal AWU raids ruling

The Registered Organisations Commission says it will challenge today's Federal Court decision to quash and invalidate its investigation into past donations by the AWU.

Union, employers at loggerheads over "lockout" threat

The union representing teachers and support staff in Queensland's Catholic schools is accusing employers of being the first in Australia to threaten a lock-out in the sector, but the QCEC claims it is untrue as it is seeking the "exact opposite".

Employers say rising worker activism a revenue risk; & more

Worker activism a risk to revenue, say employers; IR and workforce issues could subvert NDIS; New leader for Queensland peak union body; Correction to Kingston Reid article; FWC roasts Cathay for "selective" evidence; ATO challenging backpacker tax ruling; and Victoria introducing Gender Equality Bill.