A Fair Work Commission member has for the second time in two days refused to re-allocate arbitration of a CFMMEU matter, insisting parties "don't get to decide" despite full bench advice that those conciliating a dispute should automatically step aside from arbitrating it if a party objects.
CFMMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka has begun legal action seeking to block his expulsion from the ALP, arguing it would diminish his "industrial and political voice".
The Federal Court has ordered a timber factory to reinstate a CFMMEU delegate while it determines his adverse action claim, noting a "distinct coincidence" in his sacking soon after joining the union and becoming involved in bargaining that appears "too acute to be accidental".
A court has been lenient with a financially distressed business that failed to comply with a timetable to make $18,000 in FWC-ordered payments to an unfairly sacked chef, fining the company but sparing its sole director.
The Federal Court has found a sexually harassed worker has a reasonable chance of successfully challenging orders clearing a Boral subsidiary of vicarious liability, on the basis that the judgment is "unsafe" due to a six-year delay.
The Morrison Government has today re-introduced legislation that provides a public interest test for union mergers and makes it easier to de-register unions and disqualify officials who repeatedly break the law, arguing it is needed to specifically deal with the CFMMEU.
A Fair Work Commissioner has warned of member shopping, delay tactics and artificial constraints in comprehensively rejecting full bench advice that those conciliating a matter should automatically step aside from arbitrating the dispute if a party objects to their continued involvement.
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