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FSU leader's case against union returns to FWC

Proceedings brought by FSU national secretary Fiona Jordan against her union have returned to the Fair Work Commission, as an internal power struggle continues.




Unprotected action not "union activity": Tribunal

A tribunal has rejected claims that the sacking of two striking bus drivers constituted discrimination on the basis of their union activity, finding the law doesn't extend to unprotected action.

FWC backs sacking of worker who harassed IR, ER specialists

The FWC has upheld the dismissal of an employee for a relentless six-week email campaign in which he made a "deliberate and concerted effort" to discredit IR and ER employees after his demotion for "racial bullying" of an Indian-origin colleague he claimed was "smelly".



Gender pay gap report highlights lifetime inequity

The ACTU has taken a lifecycle approach in its latest report on the gender pay gap, showing inequity starts early for young girls who typically receive 11% less pocket money and persists into retirement, when women's superannuation balances are on on average less than half those of men.

FWC compensates bullied worker for sacking

An employer must compensate a bullied employee it forced to resign, after the FWC found he was unfairly dismissed for failing to comply with an unreasonable request to be examined by a company-nominated doctor.