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"If you do not respect us, you will fear us": Union leader

New RTBU national secretary Mark Diamond will tonight use his national council dinner speech to signal a more militant approach to industrial action under his leadership, promising employers that "if you do not respect us, you will fear us".


Non-profit sacked me after audit warning, claims artist

A one-day-a-week art tutor who claims she repeatedly refused to switch to an individual contract is suing a non-profit organisation for adverse action and sham contracting by allegedly failing to pay super or leave entitlements and sacking her when she accused them of breaching the Fair Work Act.

ROC to appeal AWU raids ruling

The Registered Organisations Commission says it will challenge today's Federal Court decision to quash and invalidate its investigation into past donations by the AWU.

Union, employers at loggerheads over "lockout" threat

The union representing teachers and support staff in Queensland's Catholic schools is accusing employers of being the first in Australia to threaten a lock-out in the sector, but the QCEC claims it is untrue as it is seeking the "exact opposite".

Employers say rising worker activism a revenue risk; & more

Worker activism a risk to revenue, say employers; IR and workforce issues could subvert NDIS; New leader for Queensland peak union body; Correction to Kingston Reid article; FWC roasts Cathay for "selective" evidence; ATO challenging backpacker tax ruling; and Victoria introducing Gender Equality Bill.


Outbursts undermined trust and confidence, FWC rules

The FWC has backed the actions of an aviation services company that kept a security guard on standby as it sacked a long-serving administration worker with a short history of volatile outbursts.


Vale ASU leader David Smith; & more

Vale ASU leader David Smith; Parliamentary library releases digest for "integrity" Bill; Constant appointed acting NSW IRC chief commissioner; DeBoos and Amendola headlining new IR law firm; and Recurrence of anorexia due to work-related stress.