The FWC has found a BHP Billiton subsidiary is entitled to dock the wages of a haul truck driver who took part in an unofficial "go-slow" over stalled enterprise bargaining negotiations when he claimed he was driving gently to avoid raising dust.
The Federal Court has found that the CFMEU unlawfully coerced construction joint venturers when it threatened to take industrial action on a "national scale" and bring about "Armageddon" if they sought to enforce an anti-strike order.
The CFMEU says the construction watchdog prosecuted its national secretary, Michael O'Connor, on the basis of flimsy evidence, in an effort to politically embarrass his brother, shadow workplace relations minister Brendan O'Connor.
The FWC is finalising an order to terminate the ETU's industrial action at Essential Energy after it found the planned 80-hour strike would endanger the life, the personal safety or health of the population.
Essential Energy is in the FWC seeking to suspend on safety grounds a planned 80-hour strike that starts across NSW tonight, while it has by-passed unions with a replacement agreement offer it is putting directly to its workforce.
Lend Lease has secured an order to prevent further industrial action at a strife-torn hospital construction site until the project's scheduled completion in August, but the FWC has stopped short of finding that the CFMEU and CEPU organised workers to walk off the job.