Road freight industry association NatRoad will tomorrow ask Employment Minister Michaelia Cash to intervene in an application to delay the start in April of a Road Safety Remuneration Order which it says could create a two-tiered payment system that discriminates against owner drivers.
The FWC has stymied a bid by an employer on a major resources project to win approval for its enterprise agreement, ruling its 36 casual workers were not eligible to vote because they weren't "employed at the time" when they voted.
A forklift driver who broke his employer's "golden rules" by operating his vehicle while a customer was in an exclusion zone has failed to convince the FWC that his dismissal was unfair, after supporting evidence from a customer collapsed under cross-examination.
The ASU, the union with the biggest membership at Qantas, says the airline faces a "hard sell" to win approval for a 18-month pay freeze after it reported a bumper first half profit of almost $1 billion.
The AWU has accused the construction watchdog of seeking to "terrorise" construction workers and their families by serving prosecution notices on 52 workers over the weekend after a year-long investigation.