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FWC bench clips tribunal's own wings

In a significant ruling on FWC powers, food manufacturing giant Simplot Australia has successfully challenged a finding that the tribunal can keep dealing with disputes brought under old agreements once a new deal comes into effect.



DJ not in tune with award: Court

The Federal Circuit Court has expressed "hesitation and regret" in accepting that while a DJ was a casual rather than an independent contractor, his underpayments claim must fail as his work was not covered by an award.

Unions propose aged care "fix"; & more

Union plan to fix "broken" aged care system; NSW signs up for federal pandemic leave disaster payment; Three awards "unintentionally omitted" from pandemic flexibilities.

NZ Labour puts industry-wide bargaining on election runway

The New Zealand Labour party has put industry-wide bargaining on the table ahead of next month's national election after pledging to legislate Fair Pay agreements endorsed by former conservative Prime Minister Jim Bolger.

Maurice Blackburn alumnus to succeed ASU's White

The successor to the ASU's long-time leader in the aviation industry, Linda White, is looking towards innovation in campaigning as unions look to save airline jobs and to protect equal pay funding in the community sector.

Retailer says sacked GM refused COVID-19 test

Noni B has hit back at claims it unlawfully failed to provide notice and accrued leave entitlements when it retrospectively sacked the general manager of Rockmans, accusing him of misconduct, cover-ups and refusing to undergo testing for COVID-19.