The Fair Work Ombudsman's investigation into March's wildcat strike by Fairfax Media journalists has found that it is "not in the public interest" to take any further action, ending speculation that MEAA members could face heavy fines.
An employee made redundant 12 days before lodging a dispute with the FWC can challenge his redundancy after the Commission rejected the employer's jurisdictional objection that he wasn't covered by the agreement at the time.
In a rare decision to permit an appeal in a dismissal dispute, an FWC full bench has concluded that a presidential member may have wrongly discounted a reason for the late submission of the appellant's original claim.
A scientist whose seniority weighed against her in competing for internal vacancies at one of Australia's leading cancer institutes has been awarded 5.4 weeks' pay after the FWC found insufficient efforts were made at redeployment before her position was terminated.
The ETU has expressed outrage at an FWO enforceable undertaking requiring a company to donate $50,000 to a migrant community charity and overhaul its recruitment practices after workers from the Philippines were threatened with dismissal if they joined a union.
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.