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BHP subsidiary undermining bargaining: FWC

A BHP subsidiary has been hit with a slew of bargaining orders after an FWC presidential member found it repeatedly shifted the goalposts over two years to delay making an agreement with coal mine supervisors.



Gong for top silk in January 26 honours

The barrister representing Workpac in its crucial Rossato case in the High Court has been recognised in the Australia Day Honours.

CPI on rise; New JIR editors sought; & more

CPI rises to 0.9% annually as virus effects unwind; IR journal seeking new editors; and "Stop the bus": CFMMEU, ETU push crossbenchers to reject Bill.

Tribunal backs workers after virus-driven stand down

The FWC has ordered an aged care provider to restore leave days to employees it directed to stay away from work over COVID-19 transmission fears, observing "it's just the right thing to do".

Sacking upheld despite HR manager's "inept" process

The FWC has upheld an "inept" dismissal bereft of procedural fairness, finding it unlikely to have altered the result for a worker who swore, abused and tried to pick a fight with colleagues while on a warning.

Super giant breached privacy principles: Ruling

The Information Commissioner has ordered Australia's largest super fund, Australian Super, to pay a member $4500 in compensation and apologise for sharing her personal information with her former legal representatives.

Bench reopens way for union to pursue conspiracy theory

An FWC bench has stopped short of overturning the four-month-old approval of a deal but ordered the employer to produce documents previously sought by a union strenuously opposed to it.