The Federal Court has today granted an injunction to stop Victoria's Eastern Health from dismissing or disciplining a senior neonatal nurse based on an investigation it launched after she lodged incident reports about the care of newborn babies.
MUA members at Hutchison Ports Australia have endorsed a new enterprise agreement that will end long-running protests at its Sydney and Brisbane container terminals as it ensures that stevedoring employees won’t be forced into redundancies.
The Federal Court has penalised a university for threatening engaging in adverse action against senior teaching staff and educators when it prepared secret plans to transfer them to a new employing entity.
Faced with the threat of the closure of Bluescope Steel's Port Kembla steelmaking operation unless significant operational savings can be made, the Fair Work Commission has allowed the company to require maintenance staff to operate machines without any change in pay rates.
A Full Federal Court has found an employer was entitled to relocate its employee's "base" of operations under the terms its enterprise agreement, with the result of reducing travel expenses and overtime.
The FWC has rejected the CFMEU's claim that the Port Kembla Coat Terminal enterprise agreement allows the "sandwiching" of long service and annual leave and has instead preferred the employer's view that long service leave cannot be broken up and substituted for periods of annual leave for the ultimate benefit of the employee.