The much-reduced IR omnibus Bill passed Parliament today, after the House of Representatives accepted the Senate's amendments, while the Government has also made regulations for its union demerger legislation.
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.
The UWU told the FWC this morning that a proposed enterprise union now has the company's IR manager – an advocate of "union-free" workplaces – holding a key leadership position, as it seeks to convince the Commission to reject the entity's registration application.
Two union-rep teachers are facing court action launched by a new, unregistered rival to the Queensland Teachers' Union after they sent colleagues an all-staff school email claiming it could not represent their industrial interests.
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.
Queensland's IRC is today considering a bid to restrain Queensland Health from dismissing a senior nurse who says she spoke to the media about alleged training flaws in her role as a union delegate, in a case testing the state's new human rights laws and the rights of non-registered unions.