The CFMMEU's maritime division and the NRMA-owned operator of Sydney's Manly Fast Ferry service are expected to face off in the FWC this afternoon over planned stoppages that could start tomorrow, after talks this morning failed to resolve a bargaining impasse.
Voters will decide on May 18 whether to back a Shorten Labor Government that will introduce a "living wage" for the lowest-paid, abolish the ABCC and ROC and is likely to permit limited industry bargaining, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a federal election this morning.
Unions will follow today's Change the Government, Change the Rules rallies with doorknocks in Coalition-held marginal seats this weekend, as campaigning cranks up ahead of the federal election being called.
The FWC has upheld the sacking of a Telstra business centre's IT technician accused of supplying drugs, accessing p-rnography, sending the director's confidential documents outside the company and remotely locking the entire workplace out of the network during an investigation into his conduct.
The Federal Court will this afternoon hear an RTBU bid for an interim injunction to reinstate a delegate it says has been unlawfully sacked by the private operator of Sydney's newest rail line because he helped it to prepare for a majority support determination application.