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Qantas wage freeze a "hard sell" for ASU members

The ASU, the union with the biggest membership at Qantas, says the airline faces a "hard sell" to win approval for a 18-month pay freeze after it reported a bumper first half profit of almost $1 billion.

Can't take a trick: Brothel guilty of adverse action

A Melbourne brothel took adverse action against an award-winning receptionist when it threatened to shift her from permanent part-time to casual employment, then dismissed her when she objected.


Auto-termination clause doesn't stop worker pursuing dismissal claim

A worker purportedly hired to work on a construction project until her demobilisation "automatically" terminated her employment was entitled to make an unfair dismissal claim, because she wasn't employed to perform a "specified task", an FWC full bench has found.

No redundancy payout for Blackmores manager who abandoned job

A former international manager for listed health products company Blackmores who sought more than $140,000 in compensation has failed to prove his employer dismissed him because of redundancy or that its HR manager and others misled him by claiming he was not entitled to severance pay.

Tug company merges three agreements into one

Tug operator Svitzer has moved to a single national agreement, after the FWC rejected objections from one of three unions that the company had unfairly selected the employees to be covered.


Police end ship crew's sit-in

A police raid today has ended the sit-in protest by MUA members aboard the CSL Melbourne in the port of Newcastle.

New shipping flashpoint over CSL vessel

More disputes are brewing over plans to replace Australian seafarers on coastal trading ships with cheaper overseas vessels and crew.

Transfer to vulnerable position before redundancy not adverse action

Making a project manager redundant after granting his request to be transferred to a less secure position did not constitute adverse action as the new role was better for his mental health and the employer's decision was based on his competence, qualifications, tenure and a business downturn, a court has found.