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Metals casuals orders to be argued Thursday

An IRC full bench will hear argument on Thursday about the form of orders to give effect to the landmark metal industry casuals decision, after parties went into conference yesterday before the bench.

NSW IRC caps share option availability

In a landmark ruling on share options, the NSW IRC (in Court Session) has restricted the opportunity for a redundant executive to exercise share options to his period of notice.


Qld discrimination jurisdiction remains unclear

In a case that practitioners hoped would determine a nagging jurisdictional issue, the Supreme Court of Queensland has put off ruling on whether the State's Anti-Discrimination Tribunal can hear complaints by federally covered employees of discrimination on the grounds of union membership or activity.

100 days and still out, as Qenos dispute continues

More than 100 days after NUW members walked off the job, the three other onsite unions at Qeno'’ Altona manufacturing site have still not signed an enterprise agreement that their members voted up, and the bargaining dispute remains before both the IRC and the Federal Court.

IRC awards damages for humiliation

The IRC has awarded a dismissed employee six weeks pay to compensate him for the humiliation of a racial slur by his employer.

Casino employees gamble on bargaining badge

Queensland's largest casino - Conrad Jupiters on the Gold Coast - has denied threatening to lock its gaming workers out over badges they are wearing supporting an enterprise agreement.

AWA worker not on probation despite clause in agreement

A worker sacked by controversial meatworks G&K O'Connor has won the right to an unfair dismissal hearing after the IRC accepted that he didn’t sign his AWA - which stipulated a probationary period - until after he'd started work and he wasn't made aware during his interview that he was on probation.