The successor to the ASU's long-time leader in the aviation industry, Linda White, is looking towards innovation in campaigning as unions look to save airline jobs and to protect equal pay funding in the community sector.
An HSU branch in Victoria is pursuing an Australian-first claim for five days' annual paid reproductive health and wellbeing leave - to cover IVF treatment, endometriosis, vasectomies and serious menstrual pain - that the ACTU says would foster "more equal and accommodating workplaces".
A $5 an hour "COVID-19 care allowance" for disability workers attending to self-isolated and quarantining clients is unnecessary and likely to trigger a push to insert it into other health sector and aged care awards, according to an FWC full bench.
The FWC will on Saturday hear an application by DP World to terminate industrial action at its Port Botany container terminal, with the stevedore claiming that new bans on performing work by operating equipment at the "slowest possible safe speed" will effectively create a "permanent go-slow".
The High Court has this morning granted special leave for Victoria International Container Terminal to appeal a full Federal Court ruling that cleared the way for what it maintains is a bid by a MUA "front man" to seek to overturn its enterprise agreement.
The FWC has held that DP World was not entitled to deduct pay from Port Botany workers who refused to work on a ship due to safety concerns, while finding it should provide half pay to those stood down after it received prohibition notices.
The CFMMEU's mining and energy division has threatened to boycott the union's national operations in protest at "payback and retribution" against the manufacturing division by construction and general division Victorian branch secretary, John Setka.