In a desperate and highly unusual attempt to have the FWC arbitrate a long-running bargaining dispute, the IEU has unsuccessfully applied to terminate its own industrial action on the basis it poses a danger to student welfare.
The FWC has rejected arguments that the CFMEU engaged in pattern bargaining during negotiations over agreements with two crane operators, clearing the path for indefinite strikes to begin early this morning.
National Rugby League referees are pushing ahead with a protected action ballot in pursuit of a ground-breaking enterprise agreement and greater job security than offered under their current 12-month contracts.
The AMWU says a decision by the RBA's money printing arm, Note Printing Australia, to lock out workers in response to a planned one-hour stopwork leaves members free to employ an element of surprise in future actions in support of a new deal.
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An order requiring the NTEU to give a university more than the statutory three days' notice of protected industrial action has been quashed by an FWC full bench that found a tribunal member wrongly presupposed that any such action would be suspended by the Commission if it interfered with student exams or graduation.
The FWC has ordered the ANMF and United Voice to call off planned industrial action at a patient transport provider, finding their failure to provide greater clarity when notifying the action than they did when applying for the ballot left the employer unable to respond or prepare.
Printing, counting and logistics workers at the RBA's money printing arm, Note Printing Australia, are about to vote on whether to strike indefinitely, conduct unlimited stopworks and ban communication tasks in a bid to win a 4% annual pay rise, with their unions pointing to a package awarded to the bank's directly-engaged employees.