The long-serving 65-year-old manager of one of the country's largest non-profit community legal centres has won her job back, with a 20% pay hike, after the FWC found the organisation's management committee deliberately designed a restructuring process to scuttle her candidacy.
The FWC has identified "deficiencies" in management of redundancies by a mining services company that replaced its employee relief pool with on-hire workers, counselling that it should have given greater consideration to quarantining some positions for redeployees.
The FWC has found a not-for-profit employer unfairly sacked a contracted indigenous cultural heritage officer described as a "very unique peg for an absolutely unique hole" when it failed to adequately discuss alternative roles the umpire conceded were unlikely to exist.
Liquidators seeking to recover almost $67 million in taxpayer funds paid to former Queensland Nickel employees have avoided a "chase for Skase" scenario after they yesterday served papers on counsel for holidaying ex-director Clive Palmer and 20 others.
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The Spotless group has avoided paying an 11-week redundancy to a facilities manager it dismissed after nearly seven years, a tribunal finding that the split was an instance of "ordinary and customary turnover of labour".
Rail freight operator Aurizon is to cut more than 300 jobs in central and north Queensland, with Rockhampton workers to bear the brunt of the impact as the city's historic maintenance workshops are shuttered.
The FWC has thrown out an employer's argument that a "wide view" of the Fair Work Act allowed it to make four safety officers working on the Gorgon LNG project redundant when they refused to accept a 13% pay cut.