A new three-year deal for Virgin Australia's 1000 short-haul flight crew provides substantial pay rises for pilots of the smallest and largest planes to improve relativities, addresses job security and clarifies seniority.
A FWC full bench has ruled for the first time on applications to extend protected industrial action made after the expiry of the 30 day post-ballot period, rejecting an employer's appeal against an earlier extension.
A brain-damaged gardener's unfair dismissal case is set to be re-heard after the Federal Court found that the "damage was done" when the Fair Work Commission permitted his former employer legal representation without giving any reasons.
The Federal Court has found that a warning letter to a coal mineworker who took unauthorised leave to attend a union meeting was not adverse action, saying the Fair Work Act was not intended to restrict employers' authority to take disciplinary action.
The Federal Magistrates Court has ordered an employer to pay a former Darwin immigration detention centre employee more than $35,000 for dismissing him after he made complaints about his safety. Meanwhile, the court in another ruling has rejected a bid to suppress details of an adverse action case.
A Fair Work Commission full bench has rejected a company's argument that its predominantly trades-based customers put it outside the reach of the modern retail award, and upheld a finding that its proposed enterprise agreement failed the BOOT.