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"Admonished" for wearing fast-fashion shoes, sacked lawyer claims

The FWC has agreed to hear a senior public sector lawyer's claims he was denied pay rises after being "admonished" for wearing Zara brand shoes, despite a court finding his employer conducted two procedurally fair investigations before sacking him for misconduct.

107-day hiatus granted until teenage witness finishes studies

The FWC has adjourned a dismissal case for at least 107 days so that a Catholic secondary school's "critical witness", the person purportedly "most affected and/or aggrieved" by the alleged conduct of a sacked teacher, can finish his final-year exams and turn 18 before giving evidence.

Coles pressured over paid pandemic leave for isolating workers

The United Workers Union is calling on Coles to provide two weeks paid pandemic leave for hundreds of employees reportedly self-isolating at home after co-workers at a Melbourne distribution centre returned positive COVID-19 tests.

FWC applies brake to university redundancies

The FWC has stopped Deakin University from moving ahead with hundreds of redundancies until the resolution of a dispute over whether it must consult at an institution-wide level with the NTEU before reaching a final decision.

Triguboff lawyer's allegations "a fiction", claims Meriton

Meriton Property Services has hit back at its former general counsel's claim that he was unlawfully sacked after allegedly refusing managing director Harry Triguboff's direction to lie in an affidavit, claiming that the scenario was "contrived" in order to pursue damages through the court.

Stevedore to pursue union over estimated $80 million loss

The operator of the "robo-terminal" at Melbourne's Webb Dock says it is re-activating a damages claim against the CFMMEU which seeks to recover $80 million in losses and foregone income from a picket in late 2017.

Combet signs up as IR advisor to A-G's department

Former ACTU secretary and ex-Federal Labor Minister Greg Combet has taken on a new role as an "expert advisor" on industrial relations in the Attorney-General's Department.

No "presumption" penalty rate cut tied to minimum wage: Bench

The SDA has failed to head off a double whammy for retail workers whose Sunday penalty rates fall this week despite a delay to minimum wage increases, after an FWC full bench found there was no presumption they should be aligned.

Bench rejects RTBU bid to prevent "corporate manoeuvring"

An FWC full bench has rejected TWU and RTBU appeals to a rule change decision allowing the latter union to continue representing members transferred to privatised bus services but which it claims will not insulate it from "corporate manoeuvring".