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BHP trials workplace vaccinations ahead of mandatory call

In a first for the local resource sector, BHP Billiton will this week begin trialling on-site vaccinations at its Mt Arthur coal mine in NSW ahead of deciding whether to make the jabs mandatory for its Australian employees.

Employer scrapped bonus without telling me, claims manager

A general manager who claims he was retrenched after assisting enterprise agreement negotiations while on secondment accuses offshore services company Smit Lamnalco of shortchanging him $84,000 by ditching a loyalty bonus scheme without telling him.

Vale Senator Alex Gallacher

South Australian senator and former TWU national president Alex Gallacher has died aged 67, the Senate today adjourning until midday tomorrow as a mark of respect.

TWU welcomes chance to consult with Virgin over jabs

Virgin's announcement that it is considering following Qantas in mandating COVID-19 vaccinations for all employees has drawn a mixed response from unions, but the TWU says its commitment to consultation signals an improved approach.

Air traffic operator's 'policy' arguments don't fly: Court

The Federal Court has for the second time this month found that government-owned Airservices Australia failed to meet agreement obligations to consult over changes affecting air traffic controllers, despite its "valiant" attempt to distinguish between 'policies' and 'procedures'.

Lawyer permitted in anti-bullying case to avert "scarring"

The FWC has granted external legal representation to an employer and one of its employees accused of bullying involving s-xual impropriety, after differentiating between matters where allegedly bullied workers are still employed and dismissal cases where in-house representatives can argue for the employer "as fiercely as they see fit".

Full court formally declares Employsure conduct misleading, deceptive

A full Federal Court has today made a formal declaration that IR advisor Employsure made false or misleading representations via its advertising on Google that it had government sponsorship or approval, after this month's crucial liability ruling.

December hearing for Menulog "threshold" issues

The FWC is calling for any questions by Monday on the coverage of Menulog's proposed award for food-delivery gig workers and has set a timeline to consider threshold issues such as the current award that covers them and if it can instead be varied if not fit for purpose.

Little common ground in BHP OS enterprise talks

BHP and unions are sharply at odds in bargaining a new deal for the company's fast-growing in-house labour supplier, Operations Services, while workers have rejected a proposed deal at BHP subsidiary BMA.