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Communication of sacking can't be outsourced to cops: FWC

The FWC has cleared the way for a worker accused of "disruptive menace" and assaulting the chief executive to pursue a general protections claim against his former employer, holding it could not delegate to police the task of telling him he had been sacked.

Labor "summit" to revive bargaining, boost job security: Albanese

Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese has promised today that if Labor wins the May 21 federal election, he will commission a labour market white paper to foster "secure work and higher wages" and convene an employment summit to boost job security and bolster the ailing bargaining system.

Greens lament Labor backdown on nurse to patient ratios

NSW Greens have expressed disappointment that Labor MPs have refused to recommend nurse to patient ratios in a Parliamentary regional health inquiry despite previously pursuing it as an election policy, while the NSWNMA says its job is to convince the ALP it is achievable.

Vax-hesitant risk manager sought "irrelevant" risk assessment: FWC

The FWC has upheld the sacking of a risk and compliance manager who refused to meet a vaccination deadline, dismissing her request for a risk assessment as irrelevant in the context of approved COVID-19 vaccines and public health orders.

$246M for casuals sick leave pilot scheme

Victoria's Andrews Labor government has committed almost $250 million to fund a two-year Australian-first pilot scheme giving paid sick leave to casual and contract workers in selected industries, while not revealing how it will be funded in the longer-term.

Qantas flags High Court appeal in outsourcing case

The TWU has vowed to fight for a substantial compensation package for almost 2000 former ground handlers and Qantas says it will appeal after a full court upheld a finding it took adverse action by outsourcing their roles, but refused to order reinstatement.

Newsflash: Qantas loses outsourcing appeal

Qantas has failed to overturn a Federal Court adverse action finding over its shunning of a TWU in-house bid when the airline decided to outsource the work of 2000 ground-handlers.

Former union official umpire can stay on field: Court

A Tasmanian IRC deputy president and "life member" of the ANMF who signed off on a public sector deal quantifying safe staffing levels while serving as its state secretary should not have to recuse herself from hearing a dispute about it, a court has held.

Bookstore deal binned after bad review

The FWC has warned that employers cannot delegate their responsibility to properly explain proposed agreements, after a bookstore claimed it relied on RAFFWU and another representative to do so due to "heightened aggression" during bargaining.

Multinational's HR "sloppiness" not adverse action: Court

"Diffuse" employment-related decision-making processes in sprawling corporations pose a particular challenge for those trying to establish they have been dismissed for prohibited reasons, according to a federal court judge.