The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a BP technician who created and shared a Hitler parody video of the company's protracted bargaining with oil refinery workers, finding he depicted senior managers as Nazis and referenced details known only to those involved.
After more than 1000 hearing days and 13,000 submissions, the FWC has released a timetable for final input into modern award variations arising from a four-yearly review process that began almost six years ago.
RAFFWU has warned Kmart that it should back pay workers tens of millions of dollars in minimum award entitlements or risk a bid to terminate its expired deal, after the FWC rejected its latest agreement over a BOOT failure and an "intentional" exclusion during voting.
In a decision highlighting the FWC's occasionally challenging balancing act when weighing procedural fairness against business circumstances, the tribunal has found that while a small real estate employer failed to genuinely consult with an employee, his dismissal wasn't unfair because the company's changed operational requirements meant his role was no longer needed.
The Queensland Law Society has detailed a host of concerns about the Coalition's proposed "ensuring integrity" legislation, arguing its broadening of recommendations by the royal commission into trade unions is unjustified, unfair and "contrary" to such established legal principles as presumption of innocence.