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FWC's award changes doing job of gutted IR Bill: James

The FWC's review of awards in sectors hammered by the pandemic is starting to introduce changes stymied by the withdrawal of much of the IR Omnibus Bill, according to former Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James.

Bid to recover 40 years of Indigenous workers' "stolen wages"

Shine Lawyers has filed a class action suing the Federal Government to recoup "stolen wages" for Indigenous workers in the NT who allegedly had them unjustly withheld or not paid between 1933 and the 1970s as a result of wage control legislation.

Urgent need for paid vax leave for care workers: ACTU

ACTU leader Sally McManus has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison seeking four days paid leave and travel time to facilitate the rapid inoculation of the largely-unvaccinated private sector aged and disability care workforce.

Deadline looming on key questions in casual terms case

Replies are due in the FWC by next Wednesday to union and employer submissions on how awards should define casual employment, if they should set out how casual loading compensates for specific entitlements and whether a model conversion clause measures up.

Amazon monitoring union site visits: SDA

Union officials are under "constant surveillance" every time they go to an Amazon Australia workplace, a Senate committee has heard.

FWC rebuffs CBA bid for external legal representation

The FWC has refused to permit the Commonwealth Bank to bring in external lawyers to help it defend an unrepresented worker's unfair dismissal claim, despite the bank claiming its team of eight in-house employment solicitors are either unavailable or lacking recent experience.

Big Uber Eats payout to resolve delivery rider case: TWU

Uber Eats paid out an "incredible" $400,000 to settle proceedings brought by a food delivery rider in the full Federal Court late last year before the hearing concluded, a Senate inquiry heard today.

Court halts action against Victorian AMWU leader

The Federal Court has today restrained the AMWU from proceeding with internal charges of alleged misconduct against a Victorian branch leader that could have him removed from his position.

Bench backs landmark flight crew coverage ruling

An FWC full bench has upheld an AFAP rule change decision that will enable it to compete with AIPA to represent all Qantas mainline pilots, finding the competition will keep the Flying Kangaroo's "in-house" union "on their toes and honest".

"Sacked for seeking pay rise": Telstra manager

A former Telstra marketing manager who claims he was helping the telco drive its expansion into the gas and electricity retail market is suing it for more than $550,000 in an adverse action case alleging it sacked him for seeking a pay rise.