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CFMMEU's "concerned citizens" needed entry permits: ABCC

The ABCC is pursuing the CFMMEU and eight organisers for repeatedly refusing to show entry permits at a major Queensland road project on the basis they were responding to safety issues as "concerned citizens, not as union officials".

One Key owes almost $40 million to workers: Administrator

Class action law firm Adero says it believes labour supplier One Key Workforce wound up owing more than 2000 mineworkers on casual contracts far more than the $38 million sum estimated by administrators, as it prepares to file a claim holding its parent company liable as their "true employer".

Wages underhang has replaced overhang: Labor's Leigh

Labor when it came to power in the 1980s sought to address the "real wage overhang" the economy faced, but now it has to correct a "real wage underhang", the federal shadow productivity minister told a conference last week.


Anti-social media driving workplace harassment: AHRI chair

Social media "moves the dial" on harassing workplace behaviour and will contribute to more litigation flowing through to the courts, according to Australian Human Resources Institute chair Peter Wilson.



HR manager's 'ice' accusation not behind dismissal: FWC

An HR manager made redundant less than three months after accusing his managing director of using company funds to pay for a methamphetamine addiction was not unfairly dismissed, the FWC has found.

Union official avoids personal payment order

In a significant blow to ABCC attempts to rein in the behaviour of union officials by holding them personally liable for breach fines, the Federal Court has today ruled that an offender's past record must be taken into account before imposing such conditions.

Gordon Legal wins big union client

The CFMMEU's Victorian construction division has shifted its lucrative legal work from Slater & Gordon to Gordon Legal.