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Patrick seeking bargaining orders to break impasse

Patrick Stevedores is asking the Fair Work Commission to end its year-long bargaining deadlock with the MUA at its four major container terminals, arguing the union has been stalling since mid-April on the company's "final offer".

FWC rejects CFMEU bid for bargaining orders at Loy Yang

A failed CFMEU bid for good faith bargaining orders against AGL Loy Yang has highlighted the robust "hard positional bargaining" at the company's power station and brown coal mine that has been complicated by a four-union single bargaining unit belatedly sharing the process with six newly-elected employee representatives.

FWC refuses bargaining orders despite union "undermining" bargaining

The FWC has agreed with three WA universities that an NTEU notice misled members and undermined collective bargaining, but it has decided against issuing good faith bargaining orders because the union "set the record straight" despite refusing to retract its statement or admit error.

Union uses GFB laws to stay sacking of delegate

In what is believed to be a first, the AMWU has secured the interim reinstatement of a shop steward because his sacking arguably breached good faith bargaining obligations.

Bargaining not undermined despite employer's "sharp practice"

Notices to employees that allegedly misrepresented union support for a proposed enterprise agreement that had the "potential to mislead" and could be characterised as "unfair" did not undermine the collective bargaining process, a FWC full bench has ruled.

Bench says law must keep pace with technological change

An FWC full bench has today overruled a decision that an employer breached good faith bargaining obligations when it insisted on conducting enterprise agreement negotiations by teleconference rather than face-to-face meetings.

Changes to Fair Work Act begin today

Changes to greenfields agreements bargaining, protected action ballots and unpaid parental leave have come into effect today, after the Federal Government's Fair Work Amendment Bill received Royal Assent yesterday.