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Court clears way for CFMMEU mining division divorce plans

The Federal Court has this afternoon rejected the CFMMEU's bid to stay an injunction that effectively stopped it passing a resolution aimed at frustrating its mining and energy division's demerger plans.

Unions to pour resources into McCormick campaign: ACTU

ACTU secretary Sally McManus says unions will throw their full support behind an indefinite strike at a Melbourne food plant, where workers received their last pay increase five years ago.

Hitch for ACCC in CFMMEU cartel case

The ACCC has had a major setback in its landmark cartel case against the CFMMEU construction and general division's ACT branch and its secretary, Jason O'Mara.

Court cautions lawyers on proper basis for allegations

A Federal Court judge has upbraided the principal of a specialist IR law firm, warning that legal practitioners making adverse action claims risk costs orders if they treat the certification of pleadings as a box-ticking exercise.

Bench to hear opposing views on expediting flexibility proposal

The FWC will this morning deal with objections to the fast-tracking of a joint union and Master Grocers Australia flexible hours award variation for part-time retail workers, and calls to join the bid with a "far more meritorious" ABI and NSW Business Chamber proposal.

FWC makes termination call on Telstra's zombie AWAs

The Fair Work Commission has declared a provisional view that it will agree to Telstra's request to terminate thousands of so-called "zombie" statutory individual agreements from the Work Choices era.

Park IR Bill until Porter returns; Inquiry needed: McManus

ACTU secretary Sally McManus says the Morrison Government should hold an independent inquiry into the allegations surrounding IR Minister and Attorney-General Christian Porter and withdraw the Omnibus IR legislation before the Senate.

Franchisor told franchisee it could pay flat rates: Court

Two franchisee directors of a Chatime bubble tea store have had most of their underpayment penalties suspended after a court accepted they acted on their franchisor's advice that they could pay age-based flat rates.

Rio sacked me for COVID-roster complaints: Supervisor

A Rio Tinto fly-in-fly-out supervisor sacked after his car swerved when he picked up his mobile phone is claiming in an adverse action case that he was really ousted over complaints about working arrangements while stuck in WA due to COVID-19 restrictions.