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CFMMEU threatens to report recalcitrant subbies to ABCC

The CFMMEU construction and general division's NSW branch has warned sub-contractors that have signed its new pattern agreement they face being reported to the ABCC unless they switch to a nine-day fortnight from December 1.

FWC boosts WFH campaign as award flexibilities extended

The FWC has used the further extension of COVID-19-related flexibilities in the clerks award to advance its campaign for enduring changes in working-from-home arrangements, calling on employers and unions to report back on possible variations to address the issue by early next month.

FWC backs Coles' weekend rostering arrangement

The SDA has failed to establish that rostering provisions in the Coles Supermarkets agreement should stop the supermarket giant from forcing a team leader with children's soccer and babysitting commitments to increase her weekend shifts.

FWC moves to accommodate new WFH reality

The FWC has taken the initiative of releasing a draft award schedule addressing working-from-home arrangements, describing it as conversation-starter that recognises the need to adapt to COVID-19 realities.

FWC backs Prosegur's revised JobKeeper directions

An FWC full bench has accepted Prosegur's pared-back JobKeeper-enabling directions, which reduce the minimum fortnightly hours of full-time armoured vehicle operators to 60, while it has provided separate assurances for part-timers and casuals.

FWC upholds "time fraud" sacking

A hospital cleaner who spent a third of his working time in a tea room has failed to convince the FWC that he was sacked for unsatisfactory performance rather than serious misconduct and therefore should have been warned

Bench finds JobKeeper direction unreasonable

In a decision highlighting the need for JobKeeper-enabling directions to be reasonable, an FWC full bench has quashed a finding that Prosegur rightly required full-time, part-time and casual armoured vehicle operators to work a minimum 25 hours a week.


COVID-19 clerks award change past use-by date: Union

The ASU says it will object to extending a coronavirus-driven variation to the clerks' award because it has been "superseded" by JobKeeper and Fair Work Act changes, dismissing the employer bid as an attack on the award system.