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Detailed robo-clause in new DP World deals

DP World will notify the MUA of automation plans nine months before implementation and pay an additional 15 weeks severance for related redundancies, under new agreements that crossed their final hurdle last week when Melbourne dock workers voted in favour.

Order halts protected action at robo-terminal

Highly-automated stevedore Victoria International Container Terminal won an interim anti-industrial-action order late last week that halted an escalating MUA campaign that included a 36-hour protected strike due to begin on Sunday morning.

Organiser left to "guess" ABCC wanted him to pay fine: Court

The ABCC has secured fines totalling almost $300,000 against the CFMMEU, a union organiser and 16 workers for disrupting a major project in pursuit of a deal, but missed out on a personal payment order after leaving it to the official concerned to "guess" that was its intent.

36-hour strike looming for robo-dock

The operator of the Port of Melbourne's "robo-terminal" says an MUA offer to exempt medical supplies and fresh produce from escalating protected industrial action is unworkable.

Indefinite lockout for Coles warehouse workers

Coles has indefinitely locked out about 350 warehouse workers in Sydney's south-west in a continuing dispute with broader ramifications for future struggles over automation-driven warehouse consolidation and closures.

First protected strike next week at robo-dock

The MUA has given notice of a four-hour protected stoppage next week at the Port of Melbourne's "robo-terminal", amid an escalating struggle over work arrangements.

MUA members back protected action at robo-dock

MUA members have overwhelmingly endorsed protected industrial action at the Port of Melbourne's "robo-terminal", as the union seeks to drag the automated stevedore towards more traditional industry working arrangements.

Full court dismisses Aldi's attempt to nobble union campaign

Aldi has again failed to rein-in the TWU over its long-running "safe rates" campaign, with a full Federal Court confirming that the union is not constrained by consumer law prohibitions on misleading or deceptive conduct.

ATO flouted agreement's WFH regime: Union

The ASU is challenging the ATO's COVID-19 emergency work-from-home arrangements and its ability to quickly call employees back to the office, accusing it in a Federal Court adverse action case of breaching the terms of its agreement.