Despite affecting less than 1% of its workforce, the operator of Melbourne's Yarra Trams network has been told by the FWC to hold off on further changes to its supply chain area in order to comply with an agreement's consultation obligations concerning "significant effects".
A company that relied on an FWC online calculator to notify workers of a ballot has had the resulting agreement thrown out for failing to provide the statutory seven-day access period, prompting a senior Commission member to lament his inability to "overcome what is clearly a procedural failure".
An order requiring the NTEU to give a university more than the statutory three days' notice of protected industrial action has been quashed by an FWC full bench that found a tribunal member wrongly presupposed that any such action would be suspended by the Commission if it interfered with student exams or graduation.
The FWC has quashed an agreement approved on the basis of a HR manager's fabricated statutory declaration, and has asked general manager Bernadette O'Neill to consider referring the matter to the Federal Police.
In a significant rebuff to employer attempts to accelerate agreement approval processes, a five-member FWC full bench as part of its "loaded rates" ruling has affirmed the requirement to apply the BOOT to each and every covered employee.
A five-member FWC full bench has quashed the approval of a small construction company's enterprise agreement, after CFMMEU modelling suggested it left workers up to $575 a week worse off than the award, but the Commission has cited the types of undertakings that might get it across the line.
An FWC full bench has made a significant decision on what constitutes new activity when making greenfields agreements, after the CFMMEU described the deal as a "a cynical, industrially incorrigible and flawed attempt to bypass bargaining with its employees and their union of choice".