The FWC has found it has no basis to suspend industrial action by CEPU members at the Australian Submarine Corporation, because a campaign of 162 half-hour stopworks is yet to begin, but has warned it would be likely to issue orders to provide for an agreement ballot in a strike-free environment if circumstances change.
An FWC full bench has dismissed CPSU objections to accepting evidence "identical" to that previously ruled inadmissible in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection workplace determination case.
Unilever has applied to terminate an enterprise agreement for a Streets ice cream plant in Sydney, where bargaining is deadlocked despite more than a year of interest-based bargaining before the Fair Work Commission.
In a landmark ruling, an FWC full bench has stopped the Federal Government relying on privileged documents such as Budget papers to argue for its 2% public sector wages cap in a workplace determination.
An FWC full bench has vacated hearings for a workplace determination covering Department of Immigration and Border Protection workers as it tackles thorny threshold questions around whether evidence such as budget papers and annual reports is protected by parliamentary privilege.
The FWC's termination of industrial action in the Victorian electricity industry took into account that it could "almost immediately" affect generators that regularly meet more than half of the state's power supply.