Victoria's Andrews Labor Government will review state laws regulating owner-drivers and forestry contractors, arguing that the decision to scrap the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal has ramped-up pressure on heavy vehicle operators.
Victoria's public sector nurses and midwives have overwhelmingly accepted a four-year deal that aims to achieve pay parity with their better-remunerated NSW counterparts and secures a further three wage increases in the next-generation agreement.
The committal hearing for blackmail charges against CFMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka and his assistant secretary Shaun Reardon is set to be delayed until the middle of next year.
Lawyers for Victorian CFMEU leader John Setka and his assistant Shaun Reardon have today challenged the jurisdiction of the Melbourne Magistrates Court to conduct a committal hearing on blackmail charges.
The chair of Victoria's labour hire inquiry has asked police to consider investigating one of the state's leading poultry producers for advising an employee that his job was in jeopardy if he continued to make "unsubstantiated" allegations about the company.
Victoria's Andrews Government has today committed to introducing a labour hire licensing scheme, after the Forsyth inquiry recommended such a regime for labour suppliers to the horticulture, meat and cleaning industries.
Victoria's volunteer firefighters have dropped legal action in the State Supreme Court against the CFA's proposed new enterprise agreement, in the wake of the Turnbull Government pushing through changes to the Fair Work Act.
The Victorian Supreme Court took the "serious step" of imposing a representative order on individuals involved in an unlawful blockade at a Geelong oil refinery early this month, but extending it to encompass future participants would go beyond the terms of any previous such order, according to the judge in the case.
Victoria's volunteer firefighters have won further discovery of documents from the Country Fire Authority, in a case that considered whether dispute proceedings in the Fair Work Commission are covered by "without prejudice" privilege.