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MUA pursuing docks deals as COVID-19 hits trade

The MUA has vowed to press ahead with bargaining at four stevedores despite employer resistance to its policy stance against automation and outsourcing of work.

Melbourne Uni staff rebuff coronavirus agreement change

The University of Melbourne says it will "move towards inevitable workforce reductions" after staff rejected a COVID-19 variation proposal to permanently remove their latest pay rise and introduce a new voluntary redundancy package.

Bad rap for "cowboy" boss HR couldn't corral

An HR manager unable to influence the "cowboy behaviour" of her employer has helped the FWC establish that he falsified an email to paint as a redundancy his sacking of a manager who complained about his brother.

Unions wary of preferred Virgin Australia bidders

The two remaining bidders for Virgin Australia have a "chequered history" on IR and workers rights, according to unions, who represent the largest number of the airline's creditors.

Call to address JobKeeper "sovereign entity" exclusion

Unions and Labor are urging the Morrison Government to revisit new JobKeeper eligibility criteria that excludes thousands of workers whose employers are owned by foreign governments, with aviation services giant Dnata now considering its viability.

Unions hold talks on aviation's COVID-19 crisis

Aviation unions will tomorrow convene crisis talks on the future of the virus-hit Australian industry, which will include Virgin Australia chief executive Paul Scurrah and an architect of the industry superannuation movement, Garry Weaven.

Act doesn't permit coronavirus-driven stand downs: Union

The IEU is challenging moves by several Victorian independent schools to stand down teachers as they manage the effects of the coronavirus and the shift to remote learning, arguing they are unlawful because the schools can find useful work for the teachers to perform.

FWC makes first COVID-19 redundancy pay rulings

The FWC, in contrasting redundancy decisions delivered on the same day, has agreed to slash the payment a small, pandemic-affected business must make to a worker, but has rejected another employer's bid to do the same for three of its former employees.