The FWO is seeking to fine the CFMMEU's MUA division more than $3.5 million for unlawful industrial action against Hutchison Ports, using a novel argument that historic contraventions of the same Fair Work Act provision denies the union the benefit of the legislation's single course of conduct mechanism.
A class action alleging sham contracting against a major marketing agency will proceed after a court dismissed arguments that it was impossible to rule on the employment status of more than 1000 claimants without examining their individual circumstances.
The Victorian Supreme Court has rejected an application by the CFMMEU to delay civil damages proceedings brought by the operator of Port of Melbourne's new "robo" terminal until its merger with the MUA and TCFU is bedded down.
The NSW Supreme Court has refused to grant an interlocutory injunction against a former SAI Global executive who had sought to set up shop at rival online conveyancing and property settlement provider InfoTrack and its subsidiary Perfect Portal.
The Victorian Supreme Court has today granted a rare representative order against VTHC secretary Luke Hilakari, ordering him not to participate in or organise a picket at a new "robo" stevedore in the Port of Melbourne.
A CFMEU-backed class action brought against an employer for allegedly underpaying 150 workers more than $1 million for travel time stands to recast agreement wording on the precise location where a job begins and ends.