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Company disputes unions' contracting out victory claim

While maintenance unions at Godfrey Hirst in Geelong have seized on developments in the Federal Court yesterday as a blow to contracting out, the company maintains they're misrepresenting what is really happening.

Joy dispute could be resolved by IRC

The protracted and bitter bargaining dispute at Joy Manufacturing in the NSW southern highlands looks like it could go to arbitration.

Redundant middle manager wins unfair contracts case

A senior financial market employee who was offered one month's pay plus part of his previous year's bonus when made redundant - but then received nothing because he refused to sign a deed of release - has won a much bigger payout in the NSW IRC.

Campaign against Rio Tinto to continue, says Maitland

CFMEU National Secretary John Maitland told the protest meeting outside the World Economic Forum that unions would be continuing their worldwide campaign against Rio Tinto.

Behaviour before a lockout could be a breach of contract

The Federal Court has refused to stop Ansett from again locking out 13 flight engineers, but has warned the airline that a further lockout attempt might leave it open to a breach of contract action.

Unions end Campaign 2000 bargaining notices

In a major development in Campaign 2000, the metal industry unions have withdrawn the protected bargaining notices that the AiG was seeking to suspend - ending their right to take protected action but at the same time stymieing a test case on the legality of pattern bargaining.

High Court defines stroke as "compensable injury"

An important High Court decision has upheld an employer's liability for a worker's incapacitating stroke - even though it was common ground that her work was not a contributory factor.

Joy has brought in "scabs", unions claim

In another serious turn in the long-running American-style bargaining dispute at Joy Manufacturing, the company is understood to have brought in workers from Victoria and Tasmania to replace those it locked out.