A decision on the inclusion of paid domestic violence leave in all modern awards drew closer yesterday as the Federal Court began the task of grappling with the fallout from FWC Vice President Graeme Watson's resignation from the adjudicating bench.
Two unions are poised to lodge legal challenges to penalty rate cuts as early as tomorrow after the Fair Work Commission issued determinations on transitional arrangements in the retail and hospitality sectors.
As the CEPU seeks a judicial review of an ABCC decision to apply the new national building code to hundreds of SA power workers, it has flagged Australia-wide industrial unrest if other power companies seek to apply the code during EBA negotiations.
The chief inspector of the Federal Government's radiation and nuclear safety authority is calling on the Federal Court to conduct a judicial review of employment processes and decisions regarding alleged misconduct, as he prepares for mediation ahead of a hearing in October.
Queensland employers facing millions of dollars in backpay claims are calling on the Federal Court to quash an FWC full bench decision that apprentices' pay should be measured against the more generous federal award rather than the state award when conducting the BOOT.
The AWU has failed in a bid to have the Federal Court summarily dismiss an FWO action claiming it took adverse action against two of its members who refused to take industrial action during bargaining with Orica.