In a bid to protect the identities of five labour hire workers seeking anti-bullying orders against picketers at a Melbourne brewery, the FWC has issued interim orders banning union officials and members from approaching or harassing a replacement workforce.
Employers calculating redundancy payments will have to count periods of regular and systematic casual employment before workers became permanent, after a Fair Work Commission majority ruling that a dissenting member warns could retrospectively bestow other entitlements such as annual leave.
Stevedore DP World has accused the MUA of scaremongering over plans for its employees to take over the roles of workers who moor ships at the Port of Melbourne and its installation of extra security cameras.
The FWC has today suppressed the names of a group of Programmed Skilled Workforce Limited labour hire workers who are seeking anti-bullying orders against picketers at Carlton & United's Abbotsford brewery in Melbourne.
Patrick Stevedores is asking the Fair Work Commission to end its year-long bargaining deadlock with the MUA at its four major container terminals, arguing the union has been stalling since mid-April on the company's "final offer".
Washery employees at two of Peabody Energy's Bowen Basin coal mines will experience a "small but significant reduction in their overall remuneration" after an FWC full bench upheld the mining giant's application to terminate its agreement.
An FWC presidential member has accepted the legitimacy of employers negotiating with employees to take a pay cut to ride out a business downturn, but has found it unfair to dismiss the only one who refused the 10% reduction.