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PABO questions trimmed over union objections

A FWC member has sailed past a union lawyer's caution not to interfere in the wording of a proposed strike ballot, finding that an "ambiguous" question should be deleted to avoid perplexing employees voting on it.

CFMMEU abandons Workpac class action

The CFMMEU's mining and energy division has dropped its class action seeking backpay for casual workers from labour hire company Workpac, following the High Court's recent decision in Rossato and the passage of retrospective laws in March.

Deal approved despite union hints of corporate "ruse"

The FWC has rejected the CFMMEU's attempt to intervene in the approval of a two-worker deal it had no history of involvement in, dismissing concerns that the agreement was as part of a corporate "ruse" designed to cover employees of the business's far larger parent company.

Claim proceeds after tribunal failed to send reminder

A senior FWC member has decided not to throw out a worker's unfair dismissal application on her own initiative after he was six minutes' late for a phone conference, failed to comply with directions and complained the tribunal ignored the "human aspect".

Parliamentary inquiry considers four-day work week

A parliamentary inquiry into the future of the working week will probe questions such as whether the disruption caused by COVID-19 has created an opportunity and impetus for introducing a four-day week.

Bench signs off on changes to casual terms

The FWC has today confirmed variations to casual terms in five "stage one" awards will come into effect late next month in order to comply with changes made to the Fair Work Act as part of the Morrison Government's IR Omnibus Bill.

Police face big bill as unions affirm entry rights

In an expensive case for Queensland Police that is said to affirm the rights of entry permit holders federally, the State's Court of Appeal has quashed a finding that a group of union officials trespassed by refusing to leave when an employer denied them entry.

Truckies' strike to hit weekend supplies

Thousands of truck drivers are on Friday set to deliver on their threat to "cripple" food and fuel supplies across Australia after the collapse of last-ditch talks over a new deal with the country's biggest road freight company, Toll.

Legal fees suck up sacked workers' compensation

The FWC has questioned the choices that left two sacked childcare workers out of pocket despite being awarded compensation of 21 weeks' pay, observing that a "realistic" approach to the employer's settlement offer would have avoided costs that included having a barrister represent them before the tribunal over three days.

Club draws fire over manager's alleged "home for life"

A pistol club manager who claims its directors promised to house her in an onsite motor home "for life" is accusing them of underpaying her for more than a decade and threatening to sack and evict her when she sought her full entitlements.