The Andrews Labor Government has brought in Victoria's Emergency Management Commissioner to help broker a peace deal in the standoff between paid and volunteer firefighters, which has spilled over into the federal election campaign.
A straddle driver who lost his job as a result of an automation-driven restructure at Patrick Stevedores' Port Botany container terminal has won his job back after the FWC ruled his dismissal was not a genuine redundancy.
Workers at the NSW Government-owned electricity distributor Essential Energy will walk off the job for 24 hours tomorrow, ahead of the employer seeking next month to terminate its enterprise agreement.
The administrators of Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel Pty Ltd have recommended the company be put into liquidation next week, opening the way for hundreds of sacked workers to be paid under the Federal Government's Fair Entitlements Guarantee.
Thousands of Arrium employees face an uncertain future, after the troubled steelmaking and mining company today went into voluntary administration after failing to strike a deal with its banks and noteholders.
The AWU says Arrium mineworkers' rejection of a pay cut will not have a major effect on the company's bottom line and has pledged the union's ongoing commitment to working with the company as it deals with its debt crisis.