A court has fined the CFMEU and two organisers almost $100,000, after finding the union engaged in unlawful coercion and adverse action when it organised a blockade at the $1.6 billion Port of Melbourne expansion project because an employer refused to bargain.
CFMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka has threatened to withdraw support for the Andrews Labor State Government in protest at ministers "promoting and supporting" major construction company Grocon.
Victoria's Civil and Administrative Tribunal has ruled it has no power to hear a consumer protection claim by a former AEU member who is pursuing the union for $43,000 she spent on lawyers after it refused to represent her.
An employer must pay its former chief information officer more than $200,000 in interest on a $477,400 payout plus partial indemnity costs after it failed to convince Victoria's Court of Appeal that three offers of compromise it rejected in 2013 were not genuine.
Victoria will conduct gender audits across the state public sector as part of a new strategy to address inequality, sexism and violence against women, while a Senate inquiry majority has rejected legislation to outlaw "pay gag clauses" to reduce the gender-based remuneration gap.
A court has ordered ANZ, its former chief executive Philip Chronican and two other bank executives, including its chief HR officer, to pay the costs of part of a case brought by an employee who alleged they failed to make reasonable adjustments during her pregnancy.