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Member of rebel union seeks to restrain employer

Queensland's IRC is today considering a bid to restrain Queensland Health from dismissing a senior nurse who says she spoke to the media about alleged training flaws in her role as a union delegate, in a case testing the state's new human rights laws and the rights of non-registered unions.

Court fines AWU for adverse action against members

The Federal Court has today ordered the AWU to pay an $18,000 penalty for pressing charges under its rules against two members who refused to support industrial action against Orica.

Builder penalised for spurning non-union contractor

A construction company's refusal to to engage a non-union subcontractor at the CFMMEU's behest has now cost it $275,000 in penalties and compensation, with the Federal Circuit Court noting such conduct "has the potential to perpetuate a culture of submission".


Green light to contest labour hire "blacklisting"

Union activists allegedly "blacklisted" by a labour hire company and a host employer have been cleared by a tribunal to proceed with a test case under Victoria's equal opportunity laws.

Sacked union official made "impossible" demands: Tribunal

A tribunal has thrown out a union official's claim he was discriminated against on the basis of his psychological condition and industrial activity, instead finding that his dismissal after five months off work followed an "impossible" demand for assurances he wouldn't be sacked for outstanding disciplinary matters.

$1000 hit for refusing service to union member

A tribunal has awarded an actor and MEAA member $1,000 compensation for discrimination by a cinema that refused to sell her a movie ticket because she belonged to the union.


MUA appeal against 'scab poster' penalties dismissed

The Full Court of the Federal Court has dismissed an appeal by the MUA over big penalties and compensation awarded to five workers named on "scab posters" during industrial action at Fremantle port in 2011.