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Jetstar denied me advancement due to race: Pilot

A Jetstar pilot who is suing his employer and parent company Qantas for discrimination has accused the budget airline of assessing him as not proficient, denying him the same opportunities as others and ending his ability to work in Australia because of his race.

Government should be driving equal remuneration: IRC

A NSW IRC full bench has in making equal remuneration orders delivering a 11% rise for education support workers called on governments to ensure worthy such cases are argued, rather than rely on unions "funded by a declining member base".

Tribunal's wings not clipped by Chairman's Lounge membership

A senior FWC member has declined to recuse himself from a case involving Qantas, rejecting suggestions that he could be compromised by his enjoyment of the many perks that come with access to the airline's invitation-only Chairman's Lounge.

Apprentice sacked for refusing overtime without penalty rates

The FWC has found an employer unfairly sacked an apprentice and imposed an "extraordinarily unreasonable" requirement for him to work weekends without penalty rates so it could avoid the prospect of liquidated damages.

Cop accused of brutality fails to overturn sacking

A tribunal has upheld the sacking of a former police officer accused of driving recklessly to injure a man locked in paddywagon, rejecting a magistrate court's finding that he was not guilty of the criminal charge.

Programmed the latest casual class action target

As employers urge the Federal Government to introduce laws reining in an "explosion" of class actions, Adero Law has filed a new claim seeking some $45 million in annual leave entitlements on behalf of about 3000 coal miners allegedly misclassified as casuals.

Reckless act justifies sacking; & more

Single act of serious misconduct justifies sacking; Bench rejects "tactical" late dismissal claim; and Tardy arrival to dinner doesn't warrant sacking.

Court tells underpaying employer to engage IR expert

An employer that altered wage records and underpaid international workers because they "weren’t Australian" must pay more than $100,000 in fines and engage an IR expert to conduct training.

Court makes crucial ruling on travel time

In a decision that could have employers re-thinking standard travel and hours terms in agreements, the Federal Court has found in favour of a CFMMEU-backed class action that argued workers should be paid for transit time between security gates and their worksite.

Two-hour Cup Day strike at casino unprotected: FWC

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.