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Hitch for ACCC in CFMMEU cartel case

The ACCC has had a major setback in its landmark cartel case against the CFMMEU construction and general division's ACT branch and its secretary, Jason O'Mara.



Opposition IR policy announcements pledged, as Burke retained

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has flagged he will make significant IR policy announcements in the second week of next month, with Labor and union sources saying it will include measures to increase job security.

Gong for top silk in January 26 honours

The barrister representing Workpac in its crucial Rossato case in the High Court has been recognised in the Australia Day Honours.

CPI on rise; New JIR editors sought; & more

CPI rises to 0.9% annually as virus effects unwind; IR journal seeking new editors; and "Stop the bus": CFMMEU, ETU push crossbenchers to reject Bill.

Court backs PepsiCo's pursuit of embezzler

A PepsiCo subsidiary has won a $4.5 million order against a former finance manager who siphoned the money off to personal accounts before falsely claiming his wife had committed suicide and absconding overseas.

"Overly assertive" Cleanaway CEO walks the plank

In further evidence of shifting workplace standards, the chief executive of ASX-listed Cleanaway Waste has resigned after last year volunteering to forgo $2 million in performance-linked shares following complaints about his "overly assertive behaviour".

US organised labour back in play under "union man" Biden

New US President Joe Biden has come to office on a "pro-union" platform pledging to increase the national minimum wage to $US15 an hour and push through laws making it easier for workers to organise and bargain collectively.

Corrupt former HSU leader Jackson avoids jail

A Victorian County Court judge has held that former HSU official Kathy Jackson "selfishly" misused about $103,000 in union funds, but has handed down a wholly-suspended two-year jail sentence.