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Not our place to decide whether police transfers fair: FWC

The FWC has expressed sympathy for four police officers facing transfers after they belatedly learned their time in a specialist s-x offenders unit would be capped, but has ruled it lacks power to arbitrate the matter.

Court reserves decision on splintering mega-union

The Federal Court has reserved its decision on a push by the CFMMEU's national office to meet and vote on a membership dispute before its mining and energy division applies to de-merge from the union.

"Bones" of a good system in aged care recommendations: Expert

A leading academic says Aged Care Royal Commission recommendations provide the "bones" of a good system, while unions have flagged a marginal seats campaign to boost pay, conditions, ratios and time to care unless the Morrison Government's next budget delivers those outcomes.

"Forensic" decision on evidence sinks MSD bid: Bench

A FWC full bench has thrown out the AWU's pursuit of a majority support determination for a new agreement covering the Ichthys LNG project after finding the union provided "limited" evidence to show that workers met the threshold of being geographically and organisationally distinct.

CFMMEU back in court as de-merger stoush ramps up

The CFMMEU is today seeking a stay on Federal Court orders that blocked the union's national executive determining a resolution at a meeting ahead of yesterday's crucial de-merger vote by the mining and energy division.

Irish code to address "always on call" working culture

As COVID-19 amplifies pressure for workers to have greater rights to "disconnect" outside of working hours, the Irish Government has asked its Workplace Relations Commission to develop a code of practice to promote the practice.

CFMMEU mining division resolves to demerge

The national convention of the CFMMEU's mining and energy division has endorsed demerging from the broader organisation, warning against any attempt to stop it forming an "independent union".

FWO pursues CFMMEU over rancorous picket

The Fair Work Ombudsman has begun Federal Court action against the CFMMEU and five union officials stemming from the bitter 2017-18 dispute at Glencore's Oaky North coal mine in Queensland, which included a seven-month lockout and picket.

"Glaring holes" in joint proposal to tackle casualisation: RAFFWU

RAFFWU expects to oppose a "disastrous" joint union and Master Grocers Australia proposal to let part-time retail workers put in more hours without earning overtime, but the ACTU says it will help them lock in increased hours while combating surging casualisation.

Royal Commission backs staffing ratios; & more

Aged Care Commission would develop staff:patient ratios, says Report; Crown probing underpayments; ALP national conference looming; and Biden backs "free and fair choice" as Amazon workers vote.