Deliveroo maintains no "work-wages bargain" existed between it and a food delivery driver, in its foreshadowed appeal against last month's high-profile FWC ruling that he was an employee protected from unfair dismissal.
The CFMMEU has established that most workers want to bargain at a retailer's distribution centre but has failed to win a majority support determination as its rules render it ineligible to represent them, in an FWC decision also denying the employer's request for an unredacted version of a "union-sponsored" petition.
A former US-based BHP Billiton executive is seeking compensation and damages because it failed to appoint him to four job openings, alleging the positions went to women "clearly less qualified than him."
An inquiry into a "terrifying" accident last year in which five mineworkers sustained serious burns has found that labour hire and contract work is "entrenched" in the Queensland coal mining industry and has recommended that employers and labour suppliers bear joint responsibility for safety compliance.
Woolworths has confirmed it will pay the 2.5% minimum wage increase to employees from the first week of next month, avoiding a repeat of the dispute it had last year with retail unions over the timing of pay rises to workers in its supermarkets and Big W stores.
A report probing Queensland Police's use of discriminatory recruitment practices to prevent engagement of more meritorious males, to meet a 50% gender equity target, is a lesson in organisational culture and corruption risks, says the State's corruption commission.