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Picketing, coercion warrants "severe" penalties: Judge

The Federal Court has imposed fines and costs of almost $1 million on the CFMMEU and more than $170,000 on officials and delegates for unlawful picketing and coercion of a crane company to reinstate a sacked delegate and sign an agreement.

Ruling underlines limits of equal pay provisions: Expert

A gender equity expert is questioning whether Australia's IR laws are capable of supporting equal pay orders that extend beyond minimum rates, after the FWC rejected an equal remuneration claim for early childhood teachers but flagged a possible work value rise.

Department must consult on dress standards, social media: FWC

The Department of Home Affairs has failed to convince the FWC it was not obliged to consult workers before introducing new policies governing social media use, interactions with children and a dress code deeming sleeveless clothing "unsuitable".

Court halts "discriminatory" Qantas pilot retirement

A Qantas international captain, in a case with some echoes of the landmark Christie case, has won an interim injunction to restrain what he claims is a discriminatory decision to dismiss him because he has turned 65 and can't meet his job's inherent requirements.

Workpac redundancy not genuine: FWC

The FWC has found the redundancy of a FIFO labour hire coal mineworker affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions not genuine, holding that Workpac failed to meet its consult obligations after BHP said it no longer needed him.


Fair to sack worker who refused flu vax: FWC

In a significant decision acknowledging the "scarce" guidance on compulsory workplace COVID-19 vaccinations, the FWC has upheld a big employer's dismissal of a childcare worker for refusing to take a free flu shot.

Court action as CFMMEU internal strife continues

A CFMMEU official has launched Federal Court action to block a manufacturing division conference convening until delayed internal elections are completed in June.

Gina's train deal finally leaves station

A contentious agreement covering train drivers servicing the Roy Hill Pilbara mine network has finally been approved by the FWC, two years after being unanimously voted up by two employees.

Casual review paper raises curly questions

A discussion paper on the casual terms award review raises 32 questions for parties to answer in their submissions, including whether common clauses prescribing minimum payments and engagement periods are within its ambit, ahead of a conference this week and hearings slated for mid-June.