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FWC can't resolve dispute over "discretionary" prize

A casual pizza delivery worker who lost a "driver of the year" competition has failed in her bid to overturn the result and pocket $15,000 prize money after the FWC found it would be a "bizarre and entirely inappropriate outcome" and that in any case it had no power to hear the case.

Errant employer commits to rectifying $2m in underpayments

The FWO has secured its largest back-payment, after making an enforceable undertaking with a Victorian-based mining services company that requires it to reimburse $2 million to 205 underpaid workers and provide IR training to all managers with HR and payroll responsibilities.

FWC enables cost-saving restructure at Bluescope steelworks

Faced with the threat of the closure of Bluescope Steel's Port Kembla steelmaking operation unless significant operational savings can be made, the Fair Work Commission has allowed the company to require maintenance staff to operate machines without any change in pay rates.

Mobile phone policies under FWC spotlight

In two separate decisions, the Fair Work Commission has ruled that it has the power to arbitrate on the use of mobile phones at BHP Coal's Bowen Basin mines and that a tram driver was unfairly sacked after being accused of using his phone while on the road.