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Court rejects Qantas Group bid to sideline FWC

The Federal Court has ruled today that the FWC has the power to arbitrate a dispute between the ALAEA and Qantas and Jetstar over coronavirus-related stand downs.

Stevedore to pursue union over estimated $80 million loss

The operator of the "robo-terminal" at Melbourne's Webb Dock says it is re-activating a damages claim against the CFMMEU which seeks to recover $80 million in losses and foregone income from a picket in late 2017.

Mundey's legacy continues as new green ban imposed

The CFMMEU construction and general division's NSW branch has slapped a green ban on historic buildings in Parramatta that are set to be demolished under controversial plans to shift the Powerhouse Museum from inner-city Ultimo.

CFMMEU given shot at blast coverage

The FWC has granted the CFMMEU a majority support determination covering Orica's explosives workers at an open cut mine on the basis they are engaged "in connection" with the coal industry.

Approach to JobKeeper unreasonable: FWC

The FWC has found it unreasonable of Qantas to only pay the equivalent of two fortnightly JobKeeper payments to a monthly paid manager who worked for part of the period, in a decision the ASU wants applied to the rest of its workforce.

Win for unions as full court backs retrospective reversal

In crucial ruling that "ameliorates" the effect of the High Court's Esso ruling, a union that faced having its proposed industrial action rendered unprotected when it didn't fully comply with a court order has won a full Federal Court finding that it can be retrospectively revoked.

Stood down workers seek clarity on leave entitlements

A Federal Court judge has promised today to rule swiftly on whether Qantas employees stood down due to the coronavirus pandemic can access paid personal (sick) leave, carers' leave and compassionate leave.



PABO approved for coronavirus "essential business"

The FWC has approved a protected action ballot at a major personal protection equipment company declared an "essential business" in the battle against coronavirus, after the employer withdrew multiple objections.