The ETU is anticipating multiple backpay claims on behalf of thousands of labour hire and FIFO workers at resource, electrical supply and construction companies across Australia as part of a new campaign seeking to challenge their classification as casuals.
Taxpayers appear set to shell out more than $1 million in legal costs over the Federal Court challenge relating to the Registered Organisations Commission's investigation into past donations by the AWU.
A Full Federal Court has dismissed the Australian Mines and Metals Association's application to quash two FWC decisions approving the merger of the CFMEU, MUA and TCFU, offering a brief history lesson as to why outstanding civil penalty proceedings posed no barrier to the amalgamation.
Seven West Media says it will apply to terminate an enterprise agreement covering about 1300 employees unless it breaks a bargaining deadlock, making it arguably the highest-profile employer to pursue such a manoeuvre.
Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie has told a Senate inquiry that she had "no option" but to lodge an adverse action case with the FWC after the broadcaster's board failed to respond to her claims of editorial interference by the chair before sacking her.