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Union lawyer's oversight no excuse: Bench

A union legal officer's mea culpa over unread emails has not been enough to salvage a late appeal against an agreement, after an FWC full bench found it did not excuse such a "sophisticated" organisation failing to identify that the contentious deal had won approval.

McManus robo-calls offer pledge on IR change

ACTU secretary Sally McManus will tonight use a "robo-call" to about 500,000 lower and middle-income households to explain the union movement's aims heading into the first of the Morrison Government's IR change discussions tomorrow.

Bench rules on when undertakings can be accepted

In a significant decision on agreement-making, an FWC full bench has clarified that the tribunal must reject any undertakings that have a "transformative" effect such that they could have affected workers' votes.

Names on ballots didn't invalidate virus-driven vote: FWC

The FWC has let a construction company bin a 5% pay rise that came into effect in February plus next year's increase, despite CFMMEU evidence that some workers felt pressured to support the COVID-19 variation in a ballot that identified their vote.

ABCC investigating "outrageous" pattern deals

The ABCC is investigating allegations that the CFMMEU pressured more than 100 NSW sub-contractors into signing up to a new three-year pattern agreement providing 5% annual pay rises and fixed rostered days off.

No power to "do a re-run" of wrong agreement: FWC

An FWC member has refused to replace an incorrectly-provided draft of a deal with the employee-endorsed final version, finding it should be left to a full bench to consider the employer's "obvious error" in her earlier approval of the agreement.

Scramble for seats at PM's IR roundtables

Prime Minister Scott Morrison's plan for a dialogue with unions and employers over changes to workplace laws has sparked a scramble among stakeholders to get a seat at the table.

"Chasm" between deals an existential threat: Employer

Citing a failure of the IR system and an uneven playing field created by old deals continuing to operate, a security company has on the basis of exceptional circumstances sought approval for an agreement acknowledged as failing the better off overall test.


Senior FWC member attracts more heat as BHP deals quashed

An FWC full bench will rehear BHP Billiton applications to approve two hotly-contested in-house labour hire deals after expressing concern, for the second time in a month, at the way a senior tribunal member handled a matter.