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Stopworks not unlawful industrial action: Full Court

A full Federal Court has upheld a finding that agreement-sanctioned union stopwork meetings can be freely used to delay and disrupt business as part of a campaign strategy, but has increased fines for the CFMMEU's coercion of head contractor Hutchison by almost 30%.

Telstra makes bad call on strike language

The FWC has rejected as "pedantic and technical" an attempt by Telstra to block industrial action it claimed was inconsistent with that endorsed by CEPU members.

Bans unlawful, but parties to thrash out "bewildering" damages claim

Faced with a "byzantine" and bewilderingly complex bid to recoup millions of dollars in damages, the Federal Court has found the CFMMEU organised unlawful bans at the Port Botany container terminal in 2017 but suggested further mediation on relief to take a load off public resources.

Tribunal secures temporary waterfront peace deal

The FWC has brokered a three-month truce between DP World Australia and the CFMMEU's MUA division under which the parties will resume bargaining and adopt a "neutral media stance".

"Two Longs" case headed to High Court; Hanna appeal; & more

"Two Longs" case headed to High Court; Hanna to appeal document destruction finding; United Voice's "massive" penalty rates campaign; Australia Post compensation claims deliberately slowed: Investigation.

Industrial strife imminent at container ports

Protected industrial action will start at DP World's four container terminals on Friday in the form of work bans, followed by rolling stoppages in individual ports from next week.

Bench upholds extending notice to five days

An FWC full bench has upheld a decision requiring the CFMMEU to give DP World extra notice of industrial action at container terminals in Brisbane, Fremantle, Sydney and Melbourne, despite the union's protestations that it placed too much emphasis on the effect upon third parties.

Action stopped to avoid economy-damaging refinery shutdown: FWC

The FWC earlier this month halted industrial action at BP's Kwinana oil refinery after it accepted that a shutdown of up to a fortnight would be the "unavoidable and inevitable consequence" of protected bans and limitations by AWU members.

Court imposes big fine for MUA's contempt

Victoria's Supreme Court has lobbed a $120,000 contempt fine against the CFMMEU for pre-amalgamation MUA leaders' speeches to picketers at a Melbourne container terminal, finding the union made a calculated decision that its interests would be well served by flouting "no go" orders.

Court again makes the "sting" personal for CFMMEU's Myles

CFMMEU official Joe Myles has been hit with his second personal payment order in four months, the Federal Court today fining him $44,000 for a series of threats and actions over an unfavoured subcontractor working on a level crossing site in 2013 and 2014.