The UWU has hailed decisions by casino operators Star Entertainment Group and Crown Resorts to make what are believed to be the country's first large-scale payments of two weeks' "pandemic leave" to almost 20,000 workers facing standdowns.
In a move that might set the standard for companies making coronavirus-driven cutbacks, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has announced new cost-reduction measures while committing to taking no salary or bonus for the remaining four months of the financial year.
The arrangement under which a former driver worked about 30 hours over a 10-month period could not possibly be considered casual employment, Deliveroo has argued in its Federal Circuit Court defence against a sham contracting case.
In an escalation of tension between the CFMMEU and Adero Law over their competing class actions on behalf of black coal mineworkers allegedly misclassified as casuals by Workpac, the union is asking the courts to compel the law firm to use "reasonable endeavours" to cooperate.
The FWC has again thwarted major aviation services company Aerocare's long quest to replace its now-terminated 2012 agreement, finding that an updated 2018 deal still failed the BOOT despite attempts to allay split-shift concerns.
IR Minister Christian Porter has signalled that the Coalition will launch another attempt to pass its Ensuring Integrity Bill before the end of the year after yesterday's stunning defeat in the Senate.