The Federal Circuit Court has ordered indemnity costs against two casual employees who refused offers to settle their adverse action and award breach cases for $10,000 and maintained their demands for $95,000 payouts.
The FWC has used new legislation permitting it to overlook minor technical or procedural errors in agreements to endorse an enterprise deal with a bargaining notice that failed to comply with the Act's pre-approval requirements.
The composition and role of the Fair Work Commission "must be re-examined" due to Coalition governments appointing 20 consecutive members from an employer background, according to an internal ACTU report.
Victoria International Container Terminal has accused the CFMMEU delegate at the centre of a 2017 Webb Dock blockade of acting as a "stalking horse" for the maritime division in challenging his employer's non-union deal because he was "indebted" after a $40,000 bailout.
Gap opens between inflation and wage growth; Labour supplier signs enforceable undertaking with FWO; FSU seeks FWC hearing on rumoured CBA job cuts; UK's Low Pay Commission seeking submissions on 60% target; UK minimum wage has lifted low paid by £5000 a year, says report.
The FWC has approved two Coles distribution centre deals after the retailer defended NUW claims that workers did not genuinely agree to them because it failed to tell them of plans to carry out redundancies and open new, automated facilities.