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Staffroom power struggle heads to court

Two union-rep teachers are facing court action launched by a new, unregistered rival to the Queensland Teachers' Union after they sent colleagues an all-staff school email claiming it could not represent their industrial interests.

FWO pursues CFMMEU over rancorous picket

The Fair Work Ombudsman has begun Federal Court action against the CFMMEU and five union officials stemming from the bitter 2017-18 dispute at Glencore's Oaky North coal mine in Queensland, which included a seven-month lockout and picket.

Organiser left to "guess" ABCC wanted him to pay fine: Court

The ABCC has secured fines totalling almost $300,000 against the CFMMEU, a union organiser and 16 workers for disrupting a major project in pursuit of a deal, but missed out on a personal payment order after leaving it to the official concerned to "guess" that was its intent.

Full court dismisses Aldi's attempt to nobble union campaign

Aldi has again failed to rein-in the TWU over its long-running "safe rates" campaign, with a full Federal Court confirming that the union is not constrained by consumer law prohibitions on misleading or deceptive conduct.


Organiser's permit suspended despite playing "inexperience" card

A union official has had his entry permit suspended for three months despite the FWC accepting that his inexperience, having "come off the tools" only months earlier, played a part in his organising of an unlawful stopwork four years ago.

Wharfies should have heeded health chief's COVID advice: FWC

The FWC has found the MUA should have followed the NSW chief medical officer's advice to return to the docks after OHS representatives issued a "cease work" order in response to wharfies contracting COVID-19 in the early stages of the pandemic.


CFMMEU officials, members fined for unlawful redundancy pay strike

The Federal Court has penalised the CFMMEU and three construction division WA branch officials $180,000 for organising a half-day strike in 2018 over redundancy pay for Perth Airport rail link workers, 39 of whom also copped $4000 fines.

Wash-out for ABCC's unlawful strike case

The Federal Court has doused the construction watchdog's pursuit of one of the CFMMEU's national leaders for allegedly organising an illegal strike, finding construction workers were entitled to pass more than two showery days in a "smoko shed" under the award's inclement weather provisions.