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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.

Gallagher BLF leadership dealt Mundey "terrible injustice"

In a eulogy at today's state funeral for Green Bans leader Jack Mundey, CFMMEU construction and general division secretary Dave Noonan acknowledged the "terrible injustice" when his leadership predecessor Norm Gallagher blacklisted and summarily expelled the former BLF leader.


Leadership settled in newly-unified FAAA

The AEC has confirmed that candidates for leadership positions in the Flight Attendants' Association's new unified structure have been elected unopposed, making Teri O'Toole its first federal secretary in control of international and domestic assistant secretaries.

Vale Peter "Simmo" Simpson

Unions are mourning the death at 57 of former Queensland/NT ETU secretary Peter "Simmo" Simpson.

Rule change streamlines ASU leadership team

The FWC has granted the ASU a rule change allowing it to abolish one of two assistant national secretary positions and exercise more flexibility in light of COVID-19 when scheduling meetings and its national conference.

Short hiatus for CFMMEU "poaching" case

The Federal Court trial of allegations that the CFMMEU's construction and general division Victorian branch has been "poaching" members from elsewhere within the union has been delayed by consent.

Vale Bryan Noakes

One of Australia’s leading employer advocates both nationally and internationally, Bryan Noakes, died on Tuesday at the age of 89 after years of ill-health.

"If you do not respect us, you will fear us": Union leader

New RTBU national secretary Mark Diamond will tonight use his national council dinner speech to signal a more militant approach to industrial action under his leadership, promising employers that "if you do not respect us, you will fear us".

Latest union marriage vows "radical" structure

The United Workers Union that is set to emerge from the amalgamation of United Voice and the NUW will have a "radical" structure that does away with state branches and instead adopts internal union "electorates" and sectoral organising.