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HR manager's post-merger redundancy genuine: FWC

A HR manager has failed to convince the FWC that a newly-merged company did not genuinely scrap his role, while his refusal to move from his home town cruelled any redeployment opportunities.


Ousted union secretary seeks reinstatement, penalties

Former FSU Victoria and Tasmania local executive secretary David Scanlon is suing the union and seven members of its local executive for ousting him in February, after he refused to send a nominated delegation to an ALP state conference.


Misrepresented redundancy cost me $428K, claims manager

A former BP manager is suing Puma Energy for almost half a million dollars in redundancy pay after he was sacked in the wake of his new employer acquiring the petroleum giant's local bitumen business.

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.



NSW IRC to convene public sector freeze talks tomorrow

The NSW Government has taken off the table its offer of a $1000 "bonus" and job guarantee in lieu of a pay rise for frontline public servants, as it pursues the freeze in the NSW IRC, following a disallowance motion in the Upper House.

ABS says hours, labour costs down; and more

Hours and labour costs down, says ABS; UWU leader to address webinar on union responses to COVID-19; JIR webinar to consider impacts of COVID-19 on IR; and Sally McManus webinar tomorrow.