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Names on ballots didn't invalidate virus-driven vote: FWC

The FWC has let a construction company bin a 5% pay rise that came into effect in February plus next year's increase, despite CFMMEU evidence that some workers felt pressured to support the COVID-19 variation in a ballot that identified their vote.

Casino operators lead way with "pandemic leave" payments

The UWU has hailed decisions by casino operators Star Entertainment Group and Crown Resorts to make what are believed to be the country's first large-scale payments of two weeks' "pandemic leave" to almost 20,000 workers facing standdowns.

Financial cover for sick, quarantined gig workers

Uber and Deliveroo have both confirmed that they will provide financial support for drivers and riders diagnosed with coronavirus or placed in quarantine by a public health authority.

Pay cuts for Qantas executives, board as coronavirus bites

In a move that might set the standard for companies making coronavirus-driven cutbacks, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has announced new cost-reduction measures while committing to taking no salary or bonus for the remaining four months of the financial year.

Our contracts do not contain 'work-wages bargain': Deliveroo

The arrangement under which a former driver worked about 30 hours over a 10-month period could not possibly be considered casual employment, Deliveroo has argued in its Federal Circuit Court defence against a sham contracting case.

Tensions rise between rival Workpac class actions

In an escalation of tension between the CFMMEU and Adero Law over their competing class actions on behalf of black coal mineworkers allegedly misclassified as casuals by Workpac, the union is asking the courts to compel the law firm to use "reasonable endeavours" to cooperate.

Latest Aerocare deal fails BOOT as award reversion looms

The FWC has again thwarted major aviation services company Aerocare's long quest to replace its now-terminated 2012 agreement, finding that an updated 2018 deal still failed the BOOT despite attempts to allay split-shift concerns.