The Australian Salaried Medical Officers' Federation is suing the Australian Medical Association, accusing it of unlawfully scrapping a joint-membership arrangement under which the union provided IR services.
The United Workers Union that is set to emerge from the amalgamation of United Voice and the NUW will have a "radical" structure that does away with state branches and instead adopts internal union "electorates" and sectoral organising.
The Australian Federation of Air Pilots has revived an application to expand its rules to allow it to retain members who move to Qantas mainline, after the FWC a year ago rejected it because of a technical error.
United Voice and the NUW are pushing ahead with merger plans to create Australia's biggest blue-collar union, with almost 156,000 members and an organising model that seeks to tackle low-paid labour hire jobs as well as part-time and casual work.
An employer association has begun probing the alliance between the AWU and the CFFMMEU's MUA division that seeks to build membership in the offshore oil and gas sector, arguing that it creates a conflict of the interest for the organisers involved.