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"Sacked for seeking pay rise": Telstra manager

A former Telstra marketing manager who claims he was helping the telco drive its expansion into the gas and electricity retail market is suing it for more than $550,000 in an adverse action case alleging it sacked him for seeking a pay rise.

Labor writes to Ross about member's conduct

Labor Senator Deborah O'Neill has formally raised concerns about the conduct and performance of FWC Deputy President Gerard Boyce with the tribunal's president, Iain Ross.

Setback for Setka as election allowed to proceed

The Federal Court has blocked a bid by an official backed by CFMMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka to delay an election that opens today for the union's manufacturing division, as he continues his campaign to wrest control from its leader, Michael O'Connor.

Court fines trigger entry ban for union leader

A CFMMEU leader fighting cartel charges that carry the threat of 10 years' jail has had his entry permit suspended after a senior FWC member clarified the point at which he was "found" to have breached Fair Work Act provisions.

Social media role no route to higher post: FWC

A call centre worker required to interact overnight with Westpac customers via its social media accounts has failed to convince the FWC his new duties should have bumped him up to a higher classification.

Major greenfields deals back on agenda; employers push for more

The Morrison Government has committed to reintroducing the major projects greenfields agreement provisions it removed from the IR Omnibus Bill, while employer organisations are pushing it to revive other jettisoned elements that would have overhauled enterprise bargaining and the award system.

ACTU intercedes in demerger bid

In a surprise development, the ACTU has blindsided the CFMMEU mining and energy division by intervening in its bid in the FWC to demerge from the amalgamated union and arguing against its "novel" pro-divorce legal arguments.

Police officer's sacking for alleged exposure rightly reversed: Court

Victoria Police has lost its bid to sack an officer for "disgraceful conduct" in allegedly exposing himself to a day spa therapist while getting his groin waxed, the State's Court of Appeal this month holding its review board rightly set the dismissal decision aside.

Bridge too far: ABCC targets Queensland project

The ABCC has warned contractors that they could contravene the BCIIP Act and the national construction code if they pay heed to Queensland Government procurement principles that apply to tenders for a $200m freeway bridge project.