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Class action puts heat on Domino's

A class action lawsuit accusing Domino's Pizza of misleading and deceptive conduct alleges that it caused franchise operators to underpay thousands of "award workers" under old, substandard agreements that could not apply.

Setka convicted over "nasty behaviour"

A Victorian magistrate has today expressed concern at the "misogynistic language" used in texts sent by CFMMEU construction and general division Victorian branch secretary John Setka.

Union had right to be heard on non-union deal: Bench

An FWC full bench has clarified when non-bargaining representatives opposing agreement approvals have a right to be heard, clearing the way for the CFMMEU to test whether a wrongly-declared representative is incapable of being covered by a deal.

Tardy underpayment claim foiled by new deal

A worker's tardy pursuit of claimed underpayments under an old agreement has failed, the FWC agreeing with the employer that it lacked jurisdiction once a new deal was approved.

Unions urge PM to deliver economy-boosting wages "kickstart"

ACTU leader Sally McManus has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, asking him to implement a three-point plan that would lift aggregate annual wage growth from the current level of about 2.3% to about 3.5%.

Casual worker questions see big employer granted legal assistance

A large employer has for the second time in a year successfully argued that disposition of a matter before the FWC would be best served by it being permitted to engage an external lawyer to argue against a self-represented worker, given its admitted lack of expertise in IR matters.