An employee who unsuccessfully went ahead with an unfair dismissal claim despite his employer presenting a detailed and convincing outline of its case against him during conciliation has won an appeal against a costs order.
The Finance Sector Union has struck a new enterprise agreement covering 4,500 to 5,000 employees at the NRMA, backtracking on the union's decision to refuse to sign any more enterprise agreements without a guaranteed minimum pay increase.
The AMWU election battle between officials aligned with national secretary Doug Cameron's camp and the Victorian-based Workers First faction has ended up in the Federal Court, with Workers First failing to convince Justice Donnell Ryan that orders were required to prevent Cameron and his allies using union resources in their campaign.
David Jones employees have won three days "personal business leave" from their sick leave allocation under a new federal enterprise agreement, in an attempt to cut unscheduled absences and give employees more flexibility.
NSW public sector employees whose work has been significantly changed by the 2000 Olympic Games have given the Carr Government a fortnight to respond to a claim for a $3 an hour loading during the event.
The CPSU is threatening a national campaign to rob Stellar Call Centres of Labor government contracts, after the union won NSW Labor Council support to push for such a change from the NSW Government and the ALP State Conference.