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Bid to recover 40 years of Indigenous workers' "stolen wages"

Shine Lawyers has filed a class action suing the Federal Government to recoup "stolen wages" for Indigenous workers in the NT who allegedly had them unjustly withheld or not paid between 1933 and the 1970s as a result of wage control legislation.

Big Uber Eats payout to resolve delivery rider case: TWU

Uber Eats paid out an "incredible" $400,000 to settle proceedings brought by a food delivery rider in the full Federal Court late last year before the hearing concluded, a Senate inquiry heard today.


NSW to impose safety standards on delivery platforms, riders

The NSW Government has announced plans to introduce the country's first comprehensive safety laws targeting the food delivery sector, including mandatory personal protective equipment for workers required to carry unique identification numbers.

Court clears way for challenge to class action

CIMIC Group subsidiary UGL plans to sue the AMWU and CFMMEU for allegedly breaching financial services laws when they arranged to fund a class action against it, after the Federal Court cleared the way for it to use details revealed in the funding agreement in its pursuit.

Donning/doffing PPE is working time: Bench

A full bench has quashed a finding that a meatworker is not entitled to payment for time involved in putting on and removing PPE during a half-hour unpaid meal break, but has held an employer's silence did not give the FWC power to arbitrate on the before- and after-work requirement.


Aviation unions seek leave to appeal Qantas JobKeeper ruling

Aviation unions will this month ask the High Court to hear an appeal against Qantas's use of JobKeeper payments, on the same day that the ABCC will seek leave to challenge a full Federal Court finding on the nature of "industrial activity".

Union uses Queensland IRC safety jurisdiction for harassment case

The RTBU has used a relatively new Queensland IRC power to hear safety disputes to pursue an alleged sexual harassment case on behalf of an Aurizon train driver member who claims the company "washed its hands" of the matter on the basis that it occurred outside of work.

Unions frothing over BHP's new alcohol policy

Mining unions are seeking an urgent meeting with BHP Billiton over a new alcohol policy limiting workers at remote camps to four standard drinks per day.