An employer's advice to workers ahead of bargaining that they would be out of a job and in labour hire if the CEPU negotiated a new deal was "forceful" but adequately presented them with a choice of a union or non-union agreement, the FWC has held.
The IEU is accusing Queensland Catholic school employers of breaching a 30-year commitment to maintain wage parity with public sector teachers and rejecting all proposals to address work intensification, leaving members with "no other choice but to escalate" their campaign.
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.
Enterprise bargaining remains off the table between DP World and the CFMMEU maritime division's WA branch, with the union claiming the company is defying an FWC order by rebuffing repeated requests for meetings this week.
In the midst of rolling stoppages across DP World's container terminals in four cities, the FWC has told the company to comply with its good faith bargaining obligations by dropping its objection to the participation of an injured MUA WA branch delegate in negotiations for the Fremantle deal.
An FWC full bench has used a workplace determination to call on the federal government to relax public sector bargaining guidelines, at the same time as it questioned the legal standing of a major department's decision to "go harder" after workers voted down multiple proposed deals.
The Independent Education Union has failed to establish that its rules extend coverage to mobility instructors at Guide Dogs NSW/ACT, despite the ASU reportedly conceding the teachers' union had a better chance of negotiating an agreement for the group.
The FWC has rejected arguments that the CFMEU engaged in pattern bargaining during negotiations over agreements with two crane operators, clearing the path for indefinite strikes to begin early this morning.