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AWU donations probe to wind up this year: ROC

The ROC expects to finish its investigation into the AWU's historical donations to GetUp by the end of this year, after a three-year court battle delayed it.

Three-month delay for FDV leave review

The FWC has pushed back hearings for the ACTU's bid for 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave from next month to late February next year.

Woolies, Coles introduce vaccine mandates

Two of Australia's largest employers, retailers Woolworths and Coles, have today announced mandatory vaccination policies that will be rolled out in coming months.

Four-fold rise in ABCC compulsory examinations

The ABCC increased its use of its compulsory examination powers by 433% in 2020-21, with more than half of the interviews conducted in Queensland.

Union seeks to reverse BHP vax mandate

The CFMMEU's mining and energy division has asked the FWC to halt the rollout of BHP's mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy at the Mt Arthur open cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley, claiming it is not a lawful and reasonable direction.

FWC to create "low-paid CPI" for wage case

The FWC's minimum wage panel has revealed that it is developing a consumer price index for low paid households and a budget of discretionary items required to participate in society, while one of its members says the pandemic will make that already difficult task even more complex.

Judge puts FWC member on notice over vax views

A Supreme Court judge has slapped down a FWC presidential member's "clarion call" for Australians to "vigorously" reject the notion of mandatory COVID-19 jabs, questioning her assertions about the efficacy of vaccines and declaring it is not her role to challenge the validity or appropriateness of public health orders.

$65B fund not acting in good faith: FSU

The FSU is planning to apply for good faith bargaining orders against Cbus, alleging the major industry super fund is engaging in capricious and unfair conduct that includes pushing individual contracts for some employees.

"Suspicions of foul play" no basis for sacking: FWC

A medical recruiter that sacked a manager over an "under-investigated suspicion" he took confidential information from its database must compensate him after the FWC found it was so focused on building a Supreme Court case it failed to provide procedural fairness.

"Record" absenteeism as port strike halted, says Qube

Qube Ports says it has been hit by record absences and low productivity in the Port of Fremantle despite the MUA last week agreeing to a two-week halt to protected industrial action to enable further bargaining.