The FWC is seeking fresh evidence as to whether the Uniting Church fairly carved out a group of Wesley Mission workers to be covered by a new deal after a larger cohort rejected an earlier offer, while the nurses' union has refused to sign the "unworthy" agreement.
The FWC has upheld the sacking of a sales assistant for serious misconduct that included s-xual harassment and threatening colleagues, while conceding the employer could have done a better job of responding to emerging signs of changes in his behaviour.
The Human Rights Commission is inviting "last chance" submissions, ahead of a conference in October, on its recommendations to amend federal discrimination laws to insert new protected attributes, review coverage and exemptions and beef up their powers.
The FWC has upheld the dismissal of a worker who attempted to downplay his expletive-laden rants at supervisors as "conversational swearing" and "acceptable in a blue-collar environment", rejecting a union's argument it should be tolerated.
The FWC has taken into account that a legally-qualified Qantas ER manager with experience appearing before the tribunal is not a seasoned advocate, in granting the airline's application for legal representation to defend an anti-bullying claim.
The CFMMEU and two organisers tried to coerce a building contractor and took adverse action based on "bogus" and contrived safety complaints because it "proposed not to exercise a workplace right" to provide suitable work to an injured employee, the Federal Circuit Court has held.