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Worksite-specific contract didn't prevent move: Bench

An appeal court has quashed a finding that a disability service repudiated a worker's employment contract by relocating him following bullying complaints, holding the worksite specified in his letter of offer was not an "essential condition".

ALP conference backs axing demerger rules

The ALP's national conference has today called for a future Labor administration to reverse the Morrison Government's legislative changes that make it easier for unions to demerge.

Partner's "thuggish" texts didn't warrant sacking: FWC

A barrage of "thuggish" texts sent by the partner of a worker alleging harassment and bullying did not justify her dismissal, the FWC has found, describing the employer's attempt to vacuum-seal its investigation of her claims as both unreasonable and unrealistic.

Labor to revive independent "safe rates" forum

The Federal ALP's platform is set to include a legislated national system of safe rates in the road transport chain, with an "independent body" setting "fair payments and conditions".

Manager sues Rinehart business after "traumatic" meeting

The high-profile chief executive of a Hancock Prospecting subsidiary has denied intimidating a former manager over a missed deadline, claiming instead that she called fellow team members "f--kers" as they clashed about approaches to finalising the business-critical report.

"Too old" worker wins exemplary damages

A building company that must pay $3000 to a construction worker for telling him he was too old for an advertised job, because he would be likely to have a heart attack, has been hit with a further aggravated damages payout due to a "derogatory" letter from its lawyers.

Ross rejects application to delay aged care work value case

The FWC has refused an ANMF and UWU bid to delay an aged care work value case to provide more time for collaboration - as urged by the Aged Care Royal Commission - after the HSU said it would be "premature" and inefficient.

ALP conference starts; IR debate tomorrow

The ALP's 2021 special platform conference kicked off this morning, with its leader, Anthony Albanese, pledging improvements for working women, action on the gig economy and a $15 billion manufacturing investment fund.

Inappropriate behaviour prompted former organiser's sacking: HSU

The HSU has struck back at a former organiser's age discrimination claim, saying she inappropriately made a secret recording and revealed at a divisional council meeting that she'd call "rape rape rape" if ever left alone with any manager who bullied or intimidated her.