The composition and role of the Fair Work Commission "must be re-examined" due to Coalition governments appointing 20 consecutive members from an employer background, according to an internal ACTU report.
The Fair Work Commission's review of default superannuation products in modern awards should be reinstated after a four-year hiatus, the umbrella group for industry super funds has told the Hayne Royal Commission.
The Federal Court will this week begin the process of deciding complex legal issues raised about the composition of Fair Work Commission full benches following the resignation of Vice President Graeme Watson earlier this year.
Fair Work Commission President Iain Ross has rejected criticism over the rash of recent departures from the tribunal, arguing they fit a pattern of senior members retiring soon after reaching their maximum pension entitlement.
The CFMEU says it will organise national protests and work stoppages in coming weeks with support from other unions and the ACTU to protest the return of the ABCC and the accelerated implementation of the 2016 national construction code.