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AMWU and organiser guilty of coercion

A full bench of the Federal Court has found the AMWU and one of its organisers guilty of coercion over attempts to force a small sub-contractor to sign a pattern union EA.

NSW childcare workers win pay rise

NSW's 15,000 childcare workers have won their first pay increase in three years, with the NSW IRC accepting the LHMU's application to raise rates by $41 a week - but with tradeoffs.

Court finds against no AWA, no job offer

An employer who made employment conditional on signing AWAs breached the WR Act's freedom of association provisions, the Federal Court has found.

Reith attacks Campaign 2000

WR Minister Peter Reith has again hit out at both at the metal industry unions' Campaign 2000 and the ALP's IR policies, describing them as a "disaster".

IR men show there's a bit of Ernie left in them

After a quiet, snaggy period, Australia's IR industry has this year put a bit more effort into demonstrating why it has a sell-out annual sexism awards night named after it.

Coal strike at BHP as CFMEU pursues common claims

About 1,000 workers will walk off the job for 48 hours from Monday at five BHP coal mines plus its Queensland export terminal in pursuit of a set of common claims, in line with the CFMEU (mining & energy division's) new bargaining strategy.

CBA stopworks in WA on Monday

The FSU has called statewide stopwork meetings of its 1,300 Commonwealth Bank members in WA on Monday morning, as it begins a resurgent industrial campaign against the bank's pay and conditions offer.

Bosch Australia deal voted up

A majority of the 1,800 employees of automotive parts manufacturer Bosch Australia have today voted up an s170LJ agreement that differs significantly in key areas from the Campaign 2000 pattern deal.