The CFMMEU has been lashed for its role in delaying the approval of a three-worker agreement replacing an expired deal, the FWC questioning whether it was pursuing an "agenda" rather than assisting the tribunal as required under the relevant legislative provisions.
Approving a deal that lacks RDO and TOIL provisions contained in the retail award, a senior FWC member has warned the Better Off Overall Test would become "mired in speculation on subjective and unquantifiable matters" if he had to factor in the personal preferences of each employee.
The ASU and Virgin Australia have clashed over the former's bid for a majority support determination to open the way for bargaining, the union alleging the airline's organisational structure intentionally impeded the process.
The major aviation services company Aerocare will continue to seek approval for a new enterprise agreement after the FWC agreed to terminate an underlying 2012 agreement, with the consequence that employees will be entitled to award coverage.
With the FWC about to redetermine a non-union Latrobe Valley power industry deal made with a handful of employees, the CFMMEU has lodged an urgent challenge to a decision denying it a protected action ballot order on the basis it was too late to propose an alternative, union deal.
The FWC has thrown out an ANMF scope order bid for Victorian employees of a national aged care provider to be covered by a separate agreement, finding the company was willing to make "substantial" concessions to preserve workers' conditions before bargaining stalled.
The agreement for Esso's outsourced maintenance labour supplier MTCT has won FWC endorsement after it accepted that the hundreds of casuals who voted the deal up validly approved it because they worked at least one shift in the period before the ballot.
An injured coal mineworker has won back 120 hours personal leave denied by resources giant Peabody when he took more than a year off, the FWC finding he was not required to provide a service to be eligible for the entitlement.