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FWC bench invites comment on FDV leave research

Parties have been given until next Monday to provide feedback on questions being used to frame research commissioned by the FWC as part of its major review of family and domestic violence leave entitlements.

Commission to weigh making gig economy award

The FWC will consider Menulog's application to create an On Demand Delivery Industry Award, after a full bench expressed tentative views that the miscellaneous award does not provide a "fair and relevant" safety net and that the fast food award does not cover the sector.

Driving forklift for 95% of time does not make a forklift driver: FWC

The CFMMEU has lost its bid for orders requiring Dulux to bargain with it on behalf of warehouse workers after the FWC found a delegate who spends all but a few hours of his working week operating forklifts is not a forklift driver for the purpose of its eligibility rules.

Pandemic spurs evolution of Cooperative Workplaces program

The FWC says demand is continuing for its rebranded interest-based bargaining, consultation and problem-solving program, Cooperative Workplaces, prompting it to develop a free online learning platform for employers and employees to tap into its benefits at work.

Rio follows BHP with mining booze cap

Rio Tinto has joined BHP Billiton in limiting alcohol consumption at its remote mining camps in Western Australia's Pilbara region to four standard drinks a day.

Vines put forward to lead ILO; & more

Morrison Government nominates Vines to lead ILO; FWO to keep targeting big end of town's underpayments; Sustained border closure could drive up wages, says RBA.

ACTU Congress to consider WFH, disconnection rights

The ACTU's triennial Congress is set to endorse a suite of policies on working from home that extend to the "right to disconnect" from work, payment for all time worked and workers having choice and control over hours.

"Gender-critical" beliefs protected: UK employment tribunal

A UK employment tribunal will consider whether an international think tank discriminated against a visiting fellow because of her "gender critical" views, including that trans women are male, after an appeal bench found she held protected beliefs.