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Inappropriate behaviour prompted former organiser's sacking: HSU

The HSU has struck back at a former organiser's age discrimination claim, saying she inappropriately made a secret recording and revealed at a divisional council meeting that she'd call "rape rape rape" if ever left alone with any manager who bullied or intimidated her.

Dual IR manager/union roles killed DREA registration bid

The influential role of an IR manager who advocated establishing enterprise associations to achieve "union-free" workplaces and doubled as the proposed organisation's president has been one of the elements fatal to the bid to register an enterprise union at Melbourne's Della Rosa Fresh Foods.


Tribunal delays union contest over Qantas pilots

The FWC has decided to stay elements of an AFAP rule change decision that enables it to compete with AIPA to represent all Qantas mainline pilots, unless it gives an undertaking today that it won't encourage them to join until the determination of an appeal.

Court clears way for CFMMEU mining division divorce plans

The Federal Court has this afternoon rejected the CFMMEU's bid to stay an injunction that effectively stopped it passing a resolution aimed at frustrating its mining and energy division's demerger plans.

CFMMEU back in court as de-merger stoush ramps up

The CFMMEU is today seeking a stay on Federal Court orders that blocked the union's national executive determining a resolution at a meeting ahead of yesterday's crucial de-merger vote by the mining and energy division.

FWO pursues CFMMEU over rancorous picket

The Fair Work Ombudsman has begun Federal Court action against the CFMMEU and five union officials stemming from the bitter 2017-18 dispute at Glencore's Oaky North coal mine in Queensland, which included a seven-month lockout and picket.

Executive ruling on coverage would breach CFMMEU rules: Judge

The Federal Court has found it strongly arguable that the CFMMEU's national executive would have contravened the union's rules if it determined a coverage dispute between the construction and mining divisions at a national executive meeting that was to be held today, while construction division leader Dave Noonan probably has not been validly elected as national secretary of the broader union.

CFMMEU mining division wins injunction to stymie executive meeting

The Federal Court has this morning issued an injunction to stymie the agenda for a CFMMEU national executive meeting that was to begin this afternoon, after the union's mining and energy division claimed that if it proceeded the construction and general division would start poaching its members.

Pilots' union spreads its wings

The AFAP has regained the right to represent all mainline Qantas pilots after the FWC dismissed objections from the Flying Kangaroo and AIPA that it will create disharmony, inefficiency and a two-tiered system at an already challenging time.