A senior FWC member's failure to seek the details of a construction employer's pre-ballot explanation of its proposed agreement has led to it being quashed, after a full bench rejected the proposition that the company could rely on its sworn statement about the process.
Outsourced aviation services provider Swissport has rebuffed the FWC's suggestion that it start afresh rather than continue to seek endorsement of its troubled 2018 agreement, after the TWU flagged that it would challenge the genuineness of the employees' consent.
An FWC full bench has criticised the SDA for its approach in challenging a Prouds Jewellers deal after the union neglected to provide modelling or analysis in support of claims that it failed the better off overall test.
In a significant ruling on FWC powers, food manufacturing giant Simplot Australia has overturned a finding that the tribunal can keep dealing with disputes brought under old agreements once a new deal comes into effect.
The New Zealand Labour party has put industry-wide bargaining on the table ahead of next month's national election after pledging to legislate Fair Pay agreements endorsed by former conservative Prime Minister Jim Bolger.
An HSU branch in Victoria is pursuing an Australian-first claim for five days' annual paid reproductive health and wellbeing leave - to cover IVF treatment, endometriosis, vasectomies and serious menstrual pain - that the ACTU says would foster "more equal and accommodating workplaces".
The High Court has this morning granted special leave for Victoria International Container Terminal to appeal a full Federal Court ruling that cleared the way for what it maintains is a bid by a MUA "front man" to seek to overturn its enterprise agreement.