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Coalition has second go at "ensuring integrity" legislation

The Morrison Government has today re-introduced legislation that provides a public interest test for union mergers and makes it easier to de-register unions and disqualify officials who repeatedly break the law, arguing it is needed to specifically deal with the CFMMEU.

FWC member refuses to step aside

A Fair Work Commissioner has warned of member shopping, delay tactics and artificial constraints in comprehensively rejecting full bench advice that those conciliating a matter should automatically step aside from arbitrating the dispute if a party objects to their continued involvement.

Court rejects ABCC coercion case against CFMMEU official; & more

Court rejects ABCC coercion case against CFMMEU official; ETU damns industry super report "spruiking" nukes; DP World seeking to halt MUA's industrial action; Ginters inspires lawyers to raise funds for MND; and FWC upholds reinstatement of drunk employee.

Supervisor's sacking by text "disgraceful"

A senior FWC member has reiterated that no employer should dismiss a worker by electronic means, finding the sacking of a supervisor via text message "disgraceful and grossly unfair".

Workers' $130,000 windfall. . . if they can be found

A multinational company has won a rare stay on orders that it pay 173 former detention centre workers more than $130,000 in unpaid allowances, after the Federal Court found the union pushing their case had no record of their whereabouts.

SA teachers strike as Queensland counterparts weigh "landmark" offer

As the SA Government warns public school teachers that no amount of singing John Farnham songs and waving placards in a strike this week will garner a larger pay rise, the Queensland Teachers' Union is likely to call off a stoppage following a "landmark" offer.

Employer can ask claustrophobic tradie to work in enclosed spaces: FWC

A multinational "people flow" company can require a tradesperson with severe claustrophobia to transfer from an escalator repair team to an elevator repair team, the FWC has found, while cautioning that its approach to accommodating his condition would be considered if he returned with an unfair dismissal claim.