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Stay up to date with the latest cases, legislative developments, legal news and policy materials with Alert24 from Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited. Access to and use of Alert24 is conditional on your acceptance and compliance with the Alert24 terms of use. © 2009 Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited or its licensors and © 2009 AAP or its licensors.
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    The Australian Building Construction Commission (ABCC) has today secured Federal Court injunctions stopping the construction union and its officials using state WHS laws to disrupt the $900m Bruce Highway upgrade in Queensland. Justice Berna Collier handed down the injunctions against the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining Energy Union (CFMMEU) ...

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    An immigration department employee sacked after the department identified her as an anonymous tweeter highly critical of asylum seeker policy, the Government and the dept's communications manager, has won the right to workers' compensation for a psychological injury that resulted from its decision to dismiss her. The department had found Michaela B...

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    Tensions have flared up at James Cook University (JCU) after the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) this week learned of plans to cut 32 jobs. The NTEU said staff were told on Wednesday that 17 positions in Townsville would be made redundant, 14 in Cairns, with possibly one more job to go in one of the two cities. The union has cried foul, sa...

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    While the Federal Government has heralded an increase in almost 5,000 jobs in the past month as proof its policies “continue to pay dividends”, Labor says the statistics tell a different story. Jobs minister Senator Michaelia Cash said the March labour force figures , released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Thursday (April 19...

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  • 04/19/18--23:50: Editorial Team
  • Editor : Rajiv Maharaj, rajiv.maharaj@tr.com . Contact: (02) 8587 7454. Chief Journalist: Emily Woods, emily.woods@tr.com . Journalist: Steve Andrew. Managing Editor : Peter Schwab. Twitter : @WorkforceTR

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    Unions have blasted the NSW Government's stated reasons for relocating the state Industrial Relations Commission from heritage-listed premises in Sydney's CBD to Parramatta, 30 km away, as “lies and spin”. They say the move is a “significant impediment to accessing justice”. NSW IR Minister Dominic Perrottet confirmed the mo...

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    Federal human services minister Michael Keenan has announced on press day (April 23) the government will hire 1,000 additional private call centre operators to “ease the burden” on Centrelink's busy phone lines. However, the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), who have been fighting the govt's decision to outsource Centrelink jobs...

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    The Victorian Supreme Court has knocked back a bid by the recently merged maritime and construction union to delay the hearing of a multimillion dollar damages claim by Victorian International Container Terminal (VICT). The newly-created Construction Forestry Maritime Mining Energy Union (CFMMEU) ran a ‘shadow of uncertainty' argument. It sai...

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    A Toll truck driver sacked for testing positive to high levels of methamphetamine at work has lost a bid to overturn the dismissal after the Fair Work Commission rejected his claim the drug testing “chain of custody” failed. The worker then attempted to have the case re-opened after hearings had concluded, but the Fair Work Commission f...

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    Australians aged from 25 to 34 have enjoyed larger increases in their incomes compared to the population average, according to a Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) report , How unequal: Insights on inequality. One of the report's authors, ANU Professor Peter Whiteford, said those “born between 1981 and 1985, experience...

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  • 04/22/18--23:30: Editorial Team
  • Editor: Rajiv Maharaj, rajiv.maharaj@tr.com. Contact: (02) 8587 7454. Chief Journalist: Emily Woods, emily.woods@tr.com. Managing Editor: Peter Schwab. Twitter: @WorkforceTR

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    Shadow workplace relations minister Brendan O'Connor has hinted at a possible comeback for the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) if Labor is elected at the next Federal poll, but stopped short of confirming its return. “Labor is considering options for regulation that will take into account the correlation between wages, conditions and...

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    Federal IR Minister Craig Laudy has lodged submissions at presstime with the Fair Work Commission, calling for it to set up a full bench to decide whether to approve a controversial Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) enterprise agreement (EA). Laundy's chief of staff confirmed to Workforce Daily the minister's submission had been lodged with Vice Pres...

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    Australian Licensed Aircraft Engineers' Association (ALAEA) federal secretary Steve Purvinas has been elected unopposed for another four years making him one of the country's longest-serving union leaders. Purvinas, a former Qantas aircraft engineer, has been fed sec since 2006. His enduring popularity with ALAEA's 2,500 strong membership is arguab...

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    Unions have warned the CSIRO they'll take the dispute over NASA space communication staff conditions to the Fair Work Commission (FWC), as they lodge an official dispute notice over rosters and pay classifications. Industrial action began last November, with workers delaying space communication handover from the California Deep Space Complex ( WF 2...

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    Federal Government-owned Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) is looking down the barrel of potentially crippling strike action by maintenance workers who have twice rejected direct offers for a new enterprise agreement (EA). The Rail Train Bus Union (RTBU) confirmed to Workforce Daily it has filed a protected action ballot application with the...

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    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has approved Coles' enterprise agreement (EA) for 80,000 workers, knocking back several Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU) objections. Workers approved the EA in February, with 90% of 48,000 employees voting yes. FWC Deputy President Val Gostencnik approved the agreement yesterday (April 23), but required six...

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    Workforce Daily will not be published tomorrow - Anzac Day, April 25 - and will resume on Thursday (April 26).

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  • 04/23/18--23:40: Editorial Team
  • Editor: Rajiv Maharaj, rajiv.maharaj@tr.com. Contact: (02) 8587 7454. Chief Journalist: Emily Woods, emily.woods@tr.com. Managing Editor: Peter Schwab. Twitter: @WorkforceTR

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    The Federal Court has hammered the newly-minted Construction Forestry Maritime Mining Energy Union (CFMMEU) with a $522,000 fine for a month-long spate of strikes and work stoppages at construction sites across Brisbane in 2016. In a case brought by the Australian Building Construction Commission (ABCC), Justice Berna Collier slugged the union $432...