The Full Court of the Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by the MUA over big penalties and compensation awarded to five workers named on "scab posters" during industrial action at Fremantle port in 2011.
The FWC has found there were always going to be "winners and losers" when Coles abolished night shifts at a distribution centre in NSW, rejecting claims the company failed to comply with consultation provisions set out in the enterprise agreement.
A union delegate will be reinstated after the Federal Court ruled that his employer engaged in adverse action when it targeted him for retrenchment and failed to genuinely consult with the union and employees or adhere to the agreement's redundancy provisions.
A workplace ban on employees accessing leave to participate in a union-led rally on Monday has been overturned, on an interlocutory basis, by the Federal Circuit Court, after it accepted the ETU's argument that the move breached workers' general protections.
Five waterfront workers have been awarded a total of $120,000 in compensation for the emotional distress they suffered after the MUA named them in "scab posters" that had them fearing for their safety.
A long-time power station employee who claimed to have been "oddly unsuccessful" in six promotion applications has failed to convince a tribunal that he was discriminated against because of his union or industrial activity.