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Union breached organiser's contract: Court

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".

Rebuff for ABCC bid to hold union leader responsible

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".

Ross rebuffs Cash's Metcher bid

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.


"Illogical" to consider individual rosters as part of BOOT: FWC

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.


Court finds "informal chat" an entry breach

CFMEU officials acted improperly when they entered a construction site under the guise of just "catching up" to have an informal "chat" with employees during their lunch breaks, a court has found.

Mistakes by employer and HR sink coal deal

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.

Sacking for refusing upgrade not adverse action: Full court

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.