Mining giant Thiess has had a proposed enterprise agreement knocked back because it was not genuinely agreed, with the FWC finding the company chose the three employees who participated in the ballot to "manipulate" the result.
The FWC has rejected a union application for a bargaining order, after finding that redundancies triggered by protected industrial action do not necessarily constitute a breach of good faith bargaining obligations.
After twice refusing to issue bargaining orders against the MUA over its conduct in negotiations with offshore oil and gas vessel operators, the FWC has told it to set the record straight on a string of misrepresentations about the "status, content and character" of bargaining.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will put a new offer to its employees in the wake of the Fair Work Commission's decision to terminate industrial action at airports across the country and move towards arbitration of a new agreement.
The AMIEU is urging more than 2000 Coles meatworkers to vote in favour of bargaining for a dedicated national agreement for the retailer's meat department, warning that if they fail to strike a deal they are "open to further attack by the SDA" and will be unable to achieve reasonable pay rises.
The NTEU's WA branch has avoided a Federal Court injunction by removing and promising not to re-publish a series of statements about bargaining with Murdoch University, but a judge has warned of "potentially serious ramifications" if it reneges.
An FWC full bench has taken a swipe at WA universities over actions that might have "substantially invited" a failed NTEU appeal, while the union says the employer's latest court action is seeking to hold its divisional secretary and an industrial officer personally liable for allegedly false or misleading bargaining campaign materials.