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.
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".
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.
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".
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