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Mining union leader rejects ROC's credit card misuse allegations

CFMMEU mining and energy division Queensland district president Stephen Smyth has denied allegations that he misused his union credit card, maintaining that he repaid some items while others were legitimate work-related expenses.

No guarantee of gold in mine deal: AWU

Workers employed by a major West Australian gold miner have overwhelmingly endorsed a new four-year enterprise deal despite the AWU opposing it because it fails to guarantee annual pay increases.

Ex-cop gets to argue force discriminated against him

A full Federal Court has cleared the way for a police officer injured while on duty to argue the NSW police commissioner acted in a discriminatory manner in demoting then medically discharging him.

State tribunal can consider police officer's dismissal: High Court

In an important ruling on the NSW IRC's jurisdictional powers, the High Court has found that a since-repealed provision did not prevent the State tribunal considering a police officer's unfair dismissal case that challenged his forced retirement on medical grounds.

Lockouts continue in wild West's "war of attrition"

The AMWU has accused the Perth-based newspaper group controlled by billionaire Kerry Stokes of engaging in a "war of attrition" against its printers through a long-running lockout during stalled enterprise bargaining.

Professor reinstated after "consensual" tryst with student

A university professor who won reinstatement after being sacked for being "s-xually intimate" with a student during a naked swim has failed to have his and his employer's names removed from the FWC's published decision, despite his concerns the case will attract extra publicity because he is a namesake of the Australian Prime Minister.

Amazon colleague took credit for my work: Manager

An Amazon IT manager seeking reinstatement or more than $1 million compensation claims the $4 trillion-dollar giant sacked him after he complained that a US-based manager took credit for a project solved by his team.

Largest and smallest employers most likely to offer paid FDV leave

Employers of more than 100 and fewer than five workers are most likely to offer paid family and domestic violence leave, according to data released by the FWC ahead of it hearing final oral submissions next month on the ACTU's bid for a 10-day paid entitlement.


Employers, Cash pillory casuals sick leave scheme

The Victorian Government's Australian-first pilot scheme to provide sick leave to casual and contract workers in selected industries has come under immediate fire from the Coalition and employer groups.