Right of entry permit holders can't hold discussions with employees in the workplace before or after work because it creates "uncertainty" around employee and employers' rights and obligations and increased the likelihood of disputes, the FWC has found.
The FWC has backed aluminium giant Alcoa's right under its new uniform policy to bar two employees at its WA alumina mines who are also AWU delegates from wearing shirts that bear the union's logo in the workplace.
Two CFMEU officials, including one posing as croc-hunter Steve Irwin during a construction site visit, are no longer personally liable for $47,000 in fines, after a full Federal Court found the FWBC "pursued" them "under an inappropriate statutory regime".
The Federal Court has imposed a $76,500 penalty on the musicians' union and $17,000 on its former general secretary for breaching financial reporting requirements for the union's national, Melbourne and Sydney branches from 2007 until late 2012.
The FWC has ruled that the Rail Tram & Bus Union is not entitled to represent the industrial interests of members covered by a new agreement for the maintenance contractor serving Fortescue Metals Group's rail operations in the Pilbara.