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Construction cop drops part of case against CFMEU's Parker

The FWBC has dropped a substantial part of its case against NSW CFMEU leaders it is accusing of unlawfully entering a $65 million construction project based on "unfounded immigration and superannuation concerns".

Court finds "informal chat" an entry breach

CFMEU officials acted improperly when they entered a construction site under the guise of just "catching up" to have an informal "chat" with employees during their lunch breaks, a court has found.

FWC member took too much account of CFMEU's sins

An FWC full bench majority has overruled a presidential member's refusal to issue an entry permit to a CFMEU organiser, saying he set a "higher bar" than usual because of the union's adverse track record.

Sacking for refusing upgrade not adverse action: Full court

Qube Ports did not take adverse action against an employee it sacked for refusing to work at a higher classification, because under its enterprise agreement it could make that direction, a full Federal Court has found.

Uniline claims are wrong, says APS Commissioner

Australian Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd has responded to reports that APS agencies "mismanaged" the bargaining process in the wake of the FWC's recent Uniline decision on bargaining notices.

MUA appeal against 'scab poster' penalties dismissed

The Full Court of the Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by the MUA over big penalties and compensation awarded to five workers named on "scab posters" during industrial action at Fremantle port in 2011.


No dice: Casino workers reject 2.75% pay offer

United Voice members at Crown Melbourne have formally rejected a 2.75% annual pay rise offer as they prepare to "go public" with their campaign for a 5% annual raise and a new allowance for working evening and graveyard shifts on Fridays and Saturdays.

Coles warehouse strikers win 4.75% increase

The NUW has won average pay increases of about 4.75% a year for 650 workers after a three-day strike at a major Victorian distribution centre for Coles supermarkets.

"Unlawful" NUW picket threatening food supplies: Coles

Coles has alleged the NUW is engaged in unlawful pickets at "contingency sites" established to distribute food to its Victorian stores after the start of indefinite strike at a key distribution centre.