The Commonwealth DPP believed it had prima facie evidence to lay criminal charges over the leaking of information about the 2017 AFP raids on the offices of the AWU, a Senate estimates hearing was told today.
Unions in seeking to "change the rules" should consider whether to challenge the bipartisan anti-industrial action consensus by insisting a Labor Government remove the system of protected action ballots, an IR academics conference has heard.
The FWC has approved a Melbourne fire brigade agreement after it accepted undertakings that override terms that hindered workers going part-time and allowed their union to block flexible working arrangements, while a challenge is still on foot to an earlier finding that discriminatory deals can still get up.
The CEPU has launched a full-frontal attack on electrical contractors' efforts to secure a multi-enterprise agreement, claiming employers in other industries might use their actions as a "blueprint" to use the Fair Work Act to their advantage before the federal election.
A ROC media advisor tipped off a senior employee of Employment Minister Michaelia Cash about the 2017 police raids on the AWU after he accepted a job in her ministerial office, the Federal Court has heard today.
New university research might put pressure on an incoming Shorten Labor Government to make it easier to use attendance ballots to authorise industrial action, after it showed they are far less likely to fail to reach the legislated 50% turnout target for protected action ballots than the dominant postal option.
Former Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has told the Federal Court that it was "not of interest" to her that alleged union donations she referred to the Registered Organisations Commission involved the Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten.