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Disputed sacking reinforces need to update contact details: FWC

In a decision underlining the responsibility of workers to keep their contact details up to date, a senior FWC member has refused an unvaccinated worker's bid for a one-day extension to challenge his sacking by email on the basis he did not get the message.

Professional misconduct finding against Tasmanian IRC president

Tasmania's Supreme Court has reprimanded State Industrial Commission president David Barclay - who has a secondary appointment to the FWC - for professional misconduct on a medical negligence case that he did "little to progress" in the 24 years he had carriage of it until he joined the tribunal.

Texts sufficient to notify shift changes: Bench

In a decision the RTBU expects to have "widespread ramifications" for employers and employees alike, potentially even disrupting sleep, a FWC full bench has held an unread text message changing an impending shift will satisfy Pacific National's notice requirements.

Code ban extends to Eureka Flags: Court

The Federal Court has today rejected separate challenges by Lendlease and CFMMEU to the construction code's "grammatically nonsensical" prohibition of union logos and paraphernalia, such as the Eureka Flag.

FWO wins initial numbers game against Woolworths

The Federal Court has applied the "precautionary principle" in accepting the FWO's view on the process for calculating underpayments for 19,000 salaried Woolworths employees, while it has also indicated that jointly managing the matter with a similar Coles case "would be useful".



Fresh agreement ballot after alleged "misleading" messages

A major security company accused by the UWU of sending misleading messages during voting for a new agreement and trying to coerce workers into supporting it has since withdrawn its approval application and will conduct a new ballot.

Bench clears way for university to publish course feedback

A university can proceed with plans to publish the results of student feedback on its courses after it overturned a FWC decision that upheld union concerns that the academics delivering them could be identified.