The operator of Melbourne's passenger train network will return to the FWC today to press for anti-strike orders, alleging that safety concerns raised by drivers about driving along a new section of track amount to unprotected industrial action.
A court's imposition of $200,000 in fines on the CFMMEU for unlawful pickets that might have caused "some very small loss of productivity" underlines the heavy sanctions construction unions face for such actions under the legislation that re-established the ABCC after the 2016 double dissolution election.
The RTBU cannot organise further industrial action on Melbourne's passenger train network while bargaining for a new Metro Trains agreement, after the Federal Court today held that it failed to fully comply with orders to post notices that a fare free day was cancelled.
A Federal Court judge has for the second time rejected FWO arguments that the CFMMEU's maritime division should not benefit from the Fair Work Act's single course of conduct mechanism in determining penalties for an unlawful strike.
A two-hour stopwork that United Voice scheduled to clash with Melbourne Cup festivities at Crown Perth has been extended to four hours after the gambling giant secured an anti-strike order from the FWC on the basis that a shorter period would constitute unprotected action.