The Victorian Supreme Court has today granted a rare representative order against VTHC secretary Luke Hilakari, ordering him not to participate in or organise a picket at a new "robo" stevedore in the Port of Melbourne.
Victoria International Container Terminal is today calling on the State's Supreme Court to recognise VTHC secretary Luke Hilakari as a representative of all protesters gathering in support of the MUA in its dispute at the Port of Melbourne, and to stop them coming within a 100 metre "exclusion zone".
CFMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka has foreshadowed an appeal to the High Court if the State's Court of Appeal does not throw out blackmail charges against him and his lieutenant next year.
The operator of a new highly-automated container terminal in Melbourne has this afternoon won a seven-day interim injunction to stop an apparently "extremely effective" picket that has stopped trucks entering and leaving the Webb Dock site since early this week.
A tribunal has found Victoria's justice department indirectly discriminated against a prison worker who failed to declare his diabetes on engagement when its requirement to work unreasonable hours to meet a greater workload made his condition unstable.
The High Court will next Friday hear special leave applications from WorkSafe Victoria and a CFMEU official who are challenging a full Federal Court finding that he needed a federal entry permit to assist a health and safety representative when invited onto a construction site.
A court has stopped an IT specialist from working for a competitor and encouraging other employees to join him, finding a four-year restraint period reasonable after taking into account that he sold his stake in the company for a "substantial" sum and continued on as a "key employee".
A community-spirited junior football coach who runs positive behaviour workshops for teenagers has had his Working With Children approval restored after a tribunal found an indecent assault conviction involving a women half his age did not mean he posed a threat to children.