The TWU says it has reached in-principle agreements with four more big trucking and logistics companies as it continues campaigning against "Amazon-driven" outsourcing, while warning three remaining targets they face strikes this week.
SafeWork NSW has charged Qantas over alleged discriminatory conduct against an OHS representative it stood down after he apparently advised colleagues not to clean planes arriving from China early last year due to COVID-19 concerns.
A Queensland hospital group citing "coercion" concerns has failed to stop the ETU from obtaining a protected action ballot order sought just weeks after an identical ballot failed due to lack of a quorum.
An independent contractor is in an adverse action case accusing the Australia Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industry of openly terminating her consultancy agreement because she took bullying complaints against its chair to the FWC.
Amcor must compensate an injured worker by paying him for two months it should have granted as unpaid leave before sacking him, the FWC finding the packaging giant's failure to inform itself of obligations "disappointing and disturbing" given its size and HR resources.
The NSW Supreme Court has backed the State government's use of Public Health Orders to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for certain categories of workers, dismissing arguments that the directions compromised objectors' "right" to choose what they put in their bodies.
The Federal Court has concluded its inquiry into the CFMMEU manufacturing division's recent election that overwhelmingly returned Michael O'Connor as national leader, finding no "irregularities" in six candidates having their nominations disallowed and 83 alleged members being denied the opportunity to vote.
Employers are generally on "solid ground" in suspending or dismissing workers who refuse reasonable directions to be vaccinated to perform their jobs, but face a range of practical difficulties if they take such action, according to Adelaide University Professor of Law, Andrew Stewart.
A hospitality business and its director have been hit with a $36,000 fine after they "snubbed their noses" at the FWC by failing to comply on time with orders to pay an unfairly sacked barista $5780 compensation.
FWC President Iain Ross has told the ALERA national conference that online hearings will continue beyond the pandemic, while the "reset" flowing from COVID-19 requires a renewed focus on social dialogue.