A CFMEU-backed class action brought against an employer for allegedly underpaying 150 workers more than $1 million for travel time stands to recast agreement wording on the precise location where a job begins and ends.
In a case likely to have ramifications for hundreds of existing enterprise deals, the High Court has reserved its decision in Aldi's appeal against a decision knocking out a controversial agreement on the basis it was agreed by prospective employees not yet covered by it.
A tribunal member erred when he concluded that an "ambiguous" laundry allowance that went unclaimed by employees and the union for more than 16 years was not an entitlement under the enterprise agreement, an FWC full bench has found.
An FWC full bench has found the tribunal lacked the power to settle a rostering dispute between the CFMEU and an underground coal mine because the enterprise agreement called for both parties to concur on how the matter should proceed.
An FWC full bench has confirmed that many aged care and nursing employers are entitled to change employees' rosters without consent to meet business needs, as long as they don't breach their workplace agreements.
Qube Logistics has today taken the first steps toward pursuing about 30 employees over bans on loading and unloading containers at the Port Botany facility of its half-owned operation, Patrick Stevedores.
In a rare decision on stand-down provisions under the Fair Work Act, the Federal Court has ruled that a contractor failed to comply with its obligation to pay its permanent part-time school cleaners normally during the 16 weeks of school holidays.
The FWC has confirmed it has the power to determine a dispute between labour supplier WorkPac and the CFMEU over pay cuts at a Rio Tinto coal mine, but its intervention is conditional on the union naming the employees involved.
Victoria's police federation has lost a battle to secure overtime for officers working at the 2014 G20 leaders' summit in Brisbane after the FWC concluded they were not working in the six hours between checking out of their hotel and a bus arriving to take them to their homebound flights.