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Merger to bolster TWU's aviation muscle

The TWU says it has "ambitious plans" for a planned merger with the Virgin pilots union, expanding its longstanding industrial clout in the aviation sector "above and below the wing".

Casual can't be axed at will: Full bench

A judge incorrectly ruled that employers can "simply end" a casual worker's employment whenever they wish, a full Federal Court has found.


Adverse action finding "contaminated" by conspiracy theory

The Federal Court has ordered a case be retried after finding the chair and temporary chief executive of a large charity were not afforded a chance to properly challenge a ruling that they conspired to oust a problematic finance team member caught up in divisive internal politics.


It's time for 4% wage target to remedy pay crisis: Paper

As wage stagnation and cost-of-living issues continue to feature in the federal election campaign, a new report shows Australia has experienced the greatest deceleration in real pay growth in the OECD since 2013, despite its relatively strong employment growth and low unemployment, suggesting that policy and institutional factors are the main culprit, rather than market forces.

DoorDash deal sets gig economy standard: TWU

The TWU has struck a landmark agreement with food delivery business DoorDash on "core principles" for gig economy work that extends "appropriate" rights and entitlements to drivers and ensures they have a "collective voice" and access to dispute resolution.


Meat wholesaler on hook for unreasonable extra hours

In a rare Federal Court ruling on reasonable additional hours, a large employer faces penalties for numerous Fair Work Act and award breaches after being found to have employed a recently-arrived "third-world" migrant on a 50-hour week in which shifts began at 2am.

Bench clears way for $1M unlawful sacking damages claim

Sydney Water has failed to quash a FWC finding that clears the way for a former employee whose image was used in a suggestive OHS poster to pursue more than $1 million in damages on the basis its botched response forced her to resign.