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Unions to pour resources into McCormick campaign: ACTU

ACTU secretary Sally McManus says unions will throw their full support behind an indefinite strike at a Melbourne food plant, where workers received their last pay increase five years ago.

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.

Order halts protected action at robo-terminal

Highly-automated stevedore Victoria International Container Terminal won an interim anti-industrial-action order late last week that halted an escalating MUA campaign that included a 36-hour protected strike due to begin on Sunday morning.

Indefinite lockout for Coles warehouse workers

Coles has indefinitely locked out about 350 warehouse workers in Sydney's south-west in a continuing dispute with broader ramifications for future struggles over automation-driven warehouse consolidation and closures.

MUA members back protected action at robo-dock

MUA members have overwhelmingly endorsed protected industrial action at the Port of Melbourne's "robo-terminal", as the union seeks to drag the automated stevedore towards more traditional industry working arrangements.

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.

PABO process undermines democracy: Research

While union members tend to drive decisions to apply for pre-strike ballot orders and take protected action, the voting itself is less democratic, according to a book exploring how the regulatory environment can compromise democratic processes.

Union seeks FWC intervention in Qantas outsource plan

The TWU will today file a dispute application in the Fair Work Commission over the Qantas plan to outsource its ground crew operations, which are performed by a 2500-strong workforce

Booming Officeworks faces strike over new deal offer

Employees at three Officeworks' distribution centres in NSW and Victoria plan a 24-hour strike on Monday over what they say is a low-ball offer from management on a new enterprise agreement despite booming sales during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MUA rejects wharf chaos fears

International shipowners and shipping lines have warned governments around the country that protected industrial action by the MUA targeting individual ships could halt the flow of vital goods and threaten businesses and jobs in the logistics sector.