A palliative care doctor given 10 minutes' notice that his three-year fixed-term contract was to be succeeded by a six-month contract immediately lost his right to have a tribunal review the new offer, Tasmania's Supreme Court has held.
A third-party courier driver who s-xually harassed a Sanity manager when he slapped her on the bottom, repeatedly called her the "lewd" name "Juicy Lucy" and asked many times about her relationship status has been ordered to pay aggravated damages, largely for retaliating by serving her with a defamation letter in response to her internal complaint.
A tribunal has thrown out a union official's claim he was discriminated against on the basis of his psychological condition and industrial activity, instead finding that his dismissal after five months off work followed an "impossible" demand for assurances he wouldn't be sacked for outstanding disciplinary matters.
Festive season strikes likely at Loy Yang; and Coles agreement termination case to proceed; Roy Hill worker to pay $15,000 costs; FWC has no power to intervene in drug test dispute; and New secretary for Unions Tasmania.
HACSU says the Tasmanian Government has formally offered paramedics an 8% backdated pay rise, but describes negotiations as being hampered by a public sector wages policy "as elusive as a garden fairy".
Tasmania's Legislative Council has passed a Government bill designed to curtail rights to engage in workplace-disrupting pickets and protests, but only after removing mandatory jail terms for repeat offenders.
Tasmania's Hodgman Government has introduced draft legislation for its proposal to impose a 12-month freeze on the wages and incremental increases of the state's 24,000 public servants and remove the State IRC's power to award future pay increases above a 2% Government-set cap.
Three of the four young men who died during the former Labor government’s home insulation rollout had not completed training in ceiling insulation installation, the royal commission into the stimulus program has heard, while the head of the inquiry has warned counsel not to cover old ground.