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Watchdog seeks record fine to punish MUA

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.

Court green-lights sham contracting class action

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.

No delay for damages case "shadowed" by union merger appeal

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.

Sales executive spared injunction

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.

Ill wind blows no good for bullying complaint

A court has thrown out an aggrieved former employee's bullying case, finding he could not substantiate claims of a "complex conspiracy" that involved a flatulent supervisor.

AWU seeks to put Cash in the witness box

The AWU will seek to call Jobs Minister Michaelia Cash as a witness in their Federal Court proceedings over the AFP raids on union offices last year.

"Casual" employee entitled to annual leave: Court

In a decision sure to be closely analysed by employers, a court has ruled that a worker is entitled to accrued annual leave despite being paid a casual loading for 15 years.


Class action could rewrite standard travel terms in agreements

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.