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No meetings scheduled on docks despite FWC order

Enterprise bargaining remains off the table between DP World and the CFMMEU maritime division's WA branch, with the union claiming the company is defying an FWC order by rebuffing repeated requests for meetings this week.

Union leader was seeking charity, not trouble: Court

A union leader who entered a worksite to raise money for an injured member was not responsible for a spontaneous decision to down tools over safety concerns, a judge has found in a decision in which she further queried the ABCC over its reservations about workers justifying walkouts based on subjective "feelings" about worksite OHS shortcomings.

Company can't unilaterally end income protection scheme: Bench

In another blow to stevedore DP World as it weathers a campaign of rolling strikes, an FWC full bench majority has upheld a ruling that it was not entitled to unilaterally end an income protection scheme for its container terminal employees.


Setka delays Labor expulsion bid

CFMMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka has won a reprieve from the ALP's push to expel him from the party

Employer not obliged to follow best practice: Judge

A court has thrown out an injured automotive manager's attempt to establish that his employer took unlawful adverse action against him when it bullied him and allocated part of his job to another employee because of his physical disability and lodgement of a worker's compensation claim.

Setka anti-expulsion case might be bound for High Court

CFMMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka might take his legal action to block his expulsion from the ALP to the High Court, the Victorian Supreme Court has heard today.

Stolen wages settlement paves way for other states

A $190 million in-principle settlement of the long-running Queensland "stolen wages" class action in the Federal Court has increased the chances of similar claims succeeding in other states.