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Union awaits ruling on challenge to record fine

The NSW Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on the PSA's challenge to a record $84,000 fine for contravening court orders and pressing ahead with a Valentine's Day strike in protest at the State Government's plans to privatise disability support work.

IR commissioner exceeded powers in dismissal case: Bench

A rail employee denied reinstatement in part as a result of post-dismissal Facebook posts calling his employer a "bastard" and "criminal with stars" will have another shot at challenging his sacking, after a NSW court of appeal found the state IRC exceeded its powers.

Teachers' union secures deal to convert casuals, temps

The NSW Teachers Federation says a dispute settlement reached with the Department of Education will provide at least 2630 permanent jobs for casual and temporary public school teachers, with Greens Senator Lee Rhiannon telling Federal Parliament the deal underlines "the advantages of union density".

62-year-old "poor cultural fit" worker wins discrimination case

A company that allegedly told a 62-year old salesperson that he was too old, too deaf and was "hobbling around" with a "broken back" he would use to make a workers compensation claim has been ordered to pay $15,000 for "pain, suffering and humiliation" as part of a larger damages payout for age and disability discrimination.

Court reduces GM's restraint from 12 months to six

A general manager will be able to move to a chief executive role with a competitor in six months, after the NSW Supreme Court cut in half the 12-month restraint in his employment contract.

Contempt finding against director who dumped documents

The NSW Supreme Court has found a former senior employee of a company guilty of contempt of court and that parts of his defence against a confidential information claim should be struck out after he deleted documents from his laptop.

Prison officer wins job back despite letting one slip

The NSWIRC has reinstated a corrections officer whose "complacency" led to a high-risk prisoner escaping out a bathroom window, rejecting the employer's contention it no longer felt confident the experienced officer could do his job.