The FWC will next week move towards making a workplace determination for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection after employees this week voted overwhelmingly to reject the department's third bargaining offer.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection will put a new offer to its employees in the wake of the Fair Work Commission's decision to terminate industrial action at airports across the country and move towards arbitration of a new agreement.
The FWC terminated protected action at airports because suspension would have provided a "non-permanent conclusion" to the long-running bargaining dispute between the CPSU and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
The Fair Work Commission has terminated industrial action at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, opening the door to the arbitration of a new agreement after a bargaining deadlock of almost three years.
An FWC full bench has upheld a decision to refuse the CFMEU a protected action ballot at AGL Loy Yang but says a fresh application would probably succeed, as the employer forges ahead with moves to terminate the current agreement.
The FWC has agreed to suppress the identity of an employee representative who signed off on an enterprise agreement on the condition he would remain anonymous, because he feared victimisation in the workplace after the ETU resolved to oppose it.