The Federal Court has found that the CEPU breached a former organiser's employment contract but didn't take adverse action when it cut his pay after former southern states branch leader Kevin Harkins allegedly told him if he didn't like it he could "f-ck off and there's the door".
The ABCC has failed in an attempt to convince a full Federal Court to deny CFMEU construction and general division Queensland branch secretary Michael Ravbar an entry permit because of his responsibility for the union's "culture of wilful disobedience".
FWC President Iain Ross has today refused Employment Minister Michaelia Cash's request that he constitute a full bench to review Deputy President Jeff Lawrence's decision to grant CEPU NSW postal & telecommunications branch secretary Jim Metcher an entry permit.
Together Queensland has failed to bring forward the closing dates of protected action ballots at hospitals across the state after the State IRC found it failed to make a convincing case for a shorter timeframe.
An FWC presidential member has found that despite some "prevailing contemporary opinion to the contrary" it is "illogical" to review employees' rosters or individual circumstances when assessing whether an agreement passes the BOOT.
The NSW IRC has rejected road transport organisation Natroad's bid to exempt its members from legislation extending minimum rates for owner drivers and contractors throughout NSW, finding the unregistered association lacks standing.
The FWC has rejected a coal mining agreement in an "unusually lengthy" ruling because the employer and its HR manager failed to take all reasonable steps to explain it and made a series of pre-approval procedural errors.
Qube Ports did not take adverse action against an employee it sacked for refusing to work at a higher classification, because under its enterprise agreement it could make that direction, a full Federal Court has found.