The TWU has struck a landmark agreement with food delivery business DoorDash on "core principles" for gig economy work that extends "appropriate" rights and entitlements to drivers and ensures they have a "collective voice" and access to dispute resolution.
The TWU has vowed to fight for a substantial compensation package for almost 2000 former ground handlers and Qantas says it will appeal after a full court upheld a finding it took adverse action by outsourcing their roles, but refused to order reinstatement.
The main union representing coal mineworkers is pouring resources into advocating for Labor's election pledge of "same job, same pay" for labour hire workers across key resources seats in NSW and Queensland.
The CFMMEU's mining and energy division has launched two-pronged legal action in the Federal Court, seeking to overturn the broader union's recent rule changes and to secure an inquiry into the election of former MUA WA branch leader Christy Cain as national secretary.
If it takes power at the May 21 election, the Opposition is planning to overhaul the Pacific Islands seasonal farm worker programs, while dumping the Morrison Government's agricultural visa, which extended to South-East Asian nations.
The historic work-value case for aged care workers began today with signs the union claim for pay increases of 25% will be closely-scrutinised by employers, with more than 100 witnesses required for cross-examination.