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Senator refers Setka comments to AFP

Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick has referred comments made by Victorian CFMMEU leader John Setka at a union meeting to the Australian Federal Police.

Delegates reinstated after Visy manager "lost the room"

The FWC has ordered Visy to reinstate two union delates wrongly accused of organising an overtime ban, but deemed they should only be back-paid for six of the 18 months since their sacking in part because they were "players in the drama" who could have held some sway.

Big W deal approved, reasons "in due course"

The FWC has approved a new Big W deal but is yet to give reasons for rejecting RAFFWU's objections about job security representations and the retailer's announcement immediately after workers voted it up that it would close stores and change rosters.

Workpac class actions placed on hold

Two class actions against the labour hire company Workpac will be adjourned until after the full Federal Court rules on the landmark Rossato case on casual employment.

Vale, Joe Isaac AO

Economist and former Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission presidential member Joe Isaac has died, aged 97.

Gina's inadequately explained rail deal approved via undertakings

A senior FWC member has expressed "no hesitancy" in departing from full bench authorities on whether undertakings can overcome genuine agreement concerns, approving a deal made with two train drivers that will cover an entire workforce on the Roy Hill Pilbara mine network.

HR team given approving tick over inherent requirements sacking

In what stands as a best-practice model for inherent requirements dismissals, the FWC has endorsed an HR department's handling of a complex case involving an injured storeperson unable to lift more than five kilograms.

Senate rejects Labor bid to remove Skene 'shield'

Crossbench senators have helped defeat a Labor bid to disallow regulations that aim to support employers against claims arising from the full Federal Court's Skene decision on casual leave.