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FWC makes recommendation to bring peace to Griffin Coal

The AMWU has welcomed an FWC recommendation to end the long-running maintenance dispute at Griffin Coal and put a proposed agreement to the workforce, calling the package a "common sense middle ground" and a "sensible solution".

Union awaits ruling on challenge to record fine

The NSW Court of Appeal has reserved judgment on the PSA's challenge to a record $84,000 fine for contravening court orders and pressing ahead with a Valentine's Day strike in protest at the State Government's plans to privatise disability support work.

End of car industry to reduce AMWU's footprint

The AMWU says it will have to restructure due to loss of members from today’s closure of Toyota's Altona car assembly plant and the shuttering of Holden's manufacturing later this month.

Slaters confirm swingeing job cuts, office closures

The ASX-listed law firm Slater & Gordon has announced plans to cut more than 90 jobs, close 10 offices and relocate others to cut costs as part of a "business-wide transformation plan".

Social media is workers' "new weapon": Union leader

Victorian unions are preparing to run a long social media campaign to secure the reinstatement of 16 Crown Casino workers after receiving advice that the outsourcing of their work is probably lawful

Bid begins to claw back $67m in Queensland Nickel FEG payments

Liquidators seeking to recover almost $67 million in taxpayer funds paid to former Queensland Nickel employees have avoided a "chase for Skase" scenario after they yesterday served papers on counsel for holidaying ex-director Clive Palmer and 20 others.

Sweden-based manager can pursue case in WA: Tribunal

The WA IRC has found a manager of an Australian-based company working overseas is entitled to pursue a contractual benefits claim, despite performing all but a fortnight of his two years in the job in Sweden.

Fillip for privatisation as tribunal rejects transfer payments

As NSW's Berejiklian Government prepares to outsource some bus services in metropolitan Sydney, it has seen off a union bid to win a five-year employment guarantee, enhanced redundancy entitlements and transfer payments for transport workers moved to a private provider in Newcastle.

Telstra job cuts threaten company's viability: Union

Communication unions have accused Telstra of "a race to the bottom" after confirmation today that the telco will cut at least 1400 jobs – almost 5% of its Australian workforce – over the next six months.

Union claims bus drivers unaware free-ride action breached order

The RTBU says public bus drivers across Sydney who today wore mufti and refused to collect fares to protest privatisation plans were unaware of a NSW IRC order overnight demanding that it direct members not to engage in any form of industrial action.