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Esso locks out Bass Strait workers

Esso Australia has locked out 200 maintenance workers at its Bass Strait oil and gas operations, in response to rolling stoppages by AMWU and ETU members.


Minister resigns after bullying inquiry findings

Victorian Small Business Minister Adem Somyurek has resigned after an inquiry into bullying allegations against him found that he had made inappropriate physical contact with his chief of staff and been verbally aggressive to her and another staffer.

Leighton manager claims transparency cost his job

Leighton has failed to knock out most of a manager's adverse action claim that alleges the construction giant made him redundant for complaining it failed to disclose a project's $205 million budget blowout and overstated its revenue by $1.4 billion.

Gorgon facing prospect of industrial action

The Fair Work Commission has approved a protected action ballot at the Gorgon LNG project's biggest contractor, CB&I, raising the possibility of protected strikes as the already delayed project nears completion.

Maritime unions challenging offshore visas in High Court

Maritime unions are taking the federal government to the High Court, alleging it is misusing visas reserved for visiting royals and dignitaries to "open the backdoor to cheap foreign labour" in the offshore oil and gas industry.

AMWU officials challenge plan to make them redundant

The AMWU has responded to the continued loss of Australian manufacturing jobs and falling union membership by making 11 officials redundant in Victoria and NSW over recent months.

FWC to hear urgent MUA bid to overturn Alexander Spirit order

An FWC full bench will tomorrow hear an MUA challenge to the s418 order issued this week to halt an oil tanker crew’s protests against shipping company Teekay Shipping (Australia) replacing them with foreign workers.

DP World wins bid to keep bullying investigation confidential

A stevedoring giant that guaranteed confidentiality to employees participating in a workplace conduct investigation has won an FWC order restricting publication of their names and complaint details, as it continues to defend a groundbreaking bullying case.

"Croc hunter" might be personally liable for entry-breach fines

A self-confessed "smart-arse" organiser, who claimed to be crocodile hunter Steve Irwin after he entered a NSW building site for a safety inspection while under a Queensland permit, might be personally liable for any penalties.