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FSU seeks broader coverage for CBA's 3% offer

The FSU is accusing Australia's largest general insurance company of using COVID-19 as an excuse to reduce a pay offer and tie it to performance, while the union is also agitating for the CBA to extend a full 3% pay rise to workers on individual contracts.

Big employer fell short of its investigation standards: FWC

An ASX-listed company failed to meet its own standards for investigating alleged misconduct when it neglected to interview two key witnesses and relied upon a manager's inaccurate account of a worker's response to accusations, the FWC has found.

Watchdog probing Sydney construction stoppages

The ABCC is investigating stoppages at five Sydney building projects overseen by two builders ahead of possible protected industrial action ballots by members of the CFMMEU, which is pursuing a new pattern agreement.

COVID-19 "disconnect" compelled chair's replacement: Company

An ASX-listed agribusiness accused of constructively sacking its chair when it cut his pay by $200,000 and demoted him claims it replaced him after COVID-19 caused a "disconnect" and its chief executive and secretary both complained about his conduct.

CFMMEU says claim on burgeoning business justified

The CFMMEU's manufacturing division has defended a claim for annual pay rises of 4% at a major Melbourne packaging plant, arguing the business has boomed during the COVID-19 lockdown.


Inflation returns; Amazon's defence; & more

ABS data confirms the return of consumer price inflation; Amazon rejects engineer's adverse action claim; and FWC's Ross to deliver Keith Hancock lecture.

Leadership settled in newly-unified FAAA

The AEC has confirmed that candidates for leadership positions in the Flight Attendants' Association's new unified structure have been elected unopposed, making Teri O'Toole its first federal secretary in control of international and domestic assistant secretaries.

Police officer's side hustle reason to lose confidence: Bench

A tribunal full bench has upheld a former senior constable's removal from the force after he become embroiled in criminal and integrity matters arising from his involvement in a bakery business, finding the police commissioner entitled to lose confidence in his honesty.

Labor's questions divert ROC's attention

The Registered Organisations Commission has spent up to 42% of its recent work time responding to questions on notice from Labor's Senator Kimberley Kitching, according to one of its senior officers.