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Court hears of CFMMEU internal turf war

The CFMMEU’s construction and general division Victorian branch has been encouraging members of the union's manufacturing division to resign, the Federal Court heard today.

ILO floats internship standard

The ILO is canvassing parties' views on whether it should adopt a labour standard to regulate internships.

Specialists make $3 million claim

A group of 10 intensive care specialist doctors are suing Victorian public health service Austin Health for more than $3 million in alleged underpayments plus compensation for humiliation and loss of enjoyment.

Unions' vegetarian meals-only claim genuine bargaining: FWC

Sodexo's circuitous journey to a new offshore deal has taken another turn after the FWC gave unions the go-ahead to conduct a strike ballot despite arguments that a claim for workers to be provided only vegetarian meals showed they were not bargaining genuinely.

Short hiatus for CFMMEU "poaching" case

The Federal Court trial of allegations that the CFMMEU's construction and general division Victorian branch has been "poaching" members from elsewhere within the union has been delayed by consent.

"Complacent" employers sustaining gender pay gap: WGEA

Amid "clear danger signs" that complacency over the gender pay gap is creeping back into workplaces, a WGEA report sets out a blueprint for improvement based on the common features of certified Employers of Choice.

Full court carpets Ross over "no decision at all"

A full Federal Court has delivered a pointed rebuke to FWC President Iain Ross, finding it could not consider a challenge to the decision of a Commission full bench he led because it was not, "with respect, any decision. . . at all".

Study considers long-term effects of pay freezes; and more

Study considers long-term effects of pay freezes; Qantas engineers weighing challenge to court ruling; Legislation providing super amnesty passes Senate; and Submissions sought on employee share ownershIp.

Young Libs caution against wage theft heavy-handedness

The NSW Young Liberals have called on the Federal Coalition to establish a three-strike warning system to deal with employers that unintentionally underpay workers and for employees to "bear some of the risk", in a submission warning against "heavy-handed" policies.

Opposition unimpressed by NSW IRC appointment

The NSW Opposition has refused to welcome the promotion of Nichola Constant to the chief commissioner's role at the State IRC, saying the Berejiklian Government has missed a chance to appoint an outstanding candidate with strong IR credentials.