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FWC permits ABCC to rely on evidence of CFMEU pattern of conduct

The FWC will allow the ABCC to include material the CFMEU claims is prejudicial in its application to axe the entry permits of three officials who allegedly abused their rights when they visited Lend Lease sites in 2014.

$600,000 payout for anxious worker who suffered breakdown

A court has awarded more than $600,000 in damages to a state government employee with known mental health issues who suffered a "breakdown" after managers failed to properly consider her condition when they addressed a mounting conflict with a supervisor.

Court fines CFMEU for organising waterfront blockade

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 threatens to withdraw support from Victorian Labor

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.

Rail worker back onboard after sacking for fraud

The FWC has reinstated a Metro Trains Melbourne station officer after finding no justification for her sacking over fraudulent transactions on the Myki smartcard ticketing system.

Tribunal lacks power to hear union member's dispute

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.

HSU's Jackson to face committal hearing

Former HSU national secretary Kathy Jackson will face a four-week committal hearing later this year on 70 charges of theft and deception.

Indemnity costs against employer that rejected reasonable compromise

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.

CIO's $500,000 payout after unhonoured verbal deal

Victoria's Court of Appeal has awarded a chief information officer more than $477,000 because his employer failed to honour a verbal agreement about his entitlements.

Victoria to conduct gender audits in State public sector

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.