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3% a year pattern deal for Victorian construction sector

The CFMMEU construction and general division's Victorian branch has struck an in-principle agreement with several major builders that provides average annual pay rises of 3% over four years and incorporates new measures to attract more women into the industry.

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.

Union decries approval of small cohort mining deal

The FWC has approved a coal mining deal first suspected to be "bordering on a sham" due to calculated steps to employ four "clean skin" and two "friendly" probationary workers to negotiate it in near-record time.

Bench rejects Esso's renewed bid to axe 9-year-old deal

An FWC full bench has rejected Esso Australia's renewed attempt to terminate the enterprise agreement for its Bass Strait oil and gas operations, in what represents the latest turn in a bargaining dispute stretching back to 2015.



Accept major civil projects are ours: AWU to CFMMEU

An AWU leader has called on the CFMMEU's construction division to accept that courts and tribunals have determined that the AWU is the "principal union" in civil construction and tunnelling.


Teacher strikes threatened after wage parity "breach"

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.

Workshop to show employers how to "tear up" restrictive deals

Unions have hit out at an employer workshop on taking advantage of the Victorian union movement while it is "on the back foot" by tearing up restrictive clauses and legacy issues negotiated when they reputedly "held all the cards".