The Andrews Labor Government has brought in Victoria's Emergency Management Commissioner to help broker a peace deal in the standoff between paid and volunteer firefighters, which has spilled over into the federal election campaign.
A straddle driver who lost his job as a result of an automation-driven restructure at Patrick Stevedores' Port Botany container terminal has won his job back after the FWC ruled his dismissal was not a genuine redundancy.
Productivity, hours worked and real unit labour costs increased markedly in the year to March, while the wages share of the economy increased to a 12-year high, according to ABS national accounts data released today.
Fortescue Metals Group has failed in a bid to block the CEPU from seeking a declaration that it unduly delayed entry to its WA branch secretary after a 2013 workplace fatality, with a court finding WA's non-harmonised OHS laws are no barrier to entering sites under the Fair Work Act.
The FSU says the banking sector's days of tying employees' pay to sales is "coming to an end", as it presents a newly-endorsed claim to the National Australia Bank and the Australian Bankers' Association reviews sales incentives.
The CFMEU, CEPU and three individual organisers have been fined a combined total of almost $95,000 for encouraging workers at the Ichthys LNG project to stop work and disrupt a "critical" concrete pour in protest at the project's allegedly inadequate "park and ride" facilities.
The FWC has made an indemnity costs order of more than $18,000 against a former Toll Holdings employee who built his unfair dismissal claim "almost exclusively" on a lie and a fabricated drug test result.