Written by Workforce chief journalist Gerard May. The Fair Work Commission has found a decorated war veteran and the first female Black Hawk pilot was unfairly dismissed from her private sector job with the cmn forming “a strong impression” her gender was a “significant factor” in her boss looking for “dirt” on her – while ...more
WFD Exclusive: The leader of a retail industry group pushing for the Federal Government to introduce a Fair Work Commission (FWC) appeals body has revealed industry believes the body is a near-certainty. A separate retail source has said they expect an announcement relating to the appeal body proposal in the next few months. Australian Retailers Association ...more
With the election due on September 7, it is an appropriate time to assess the major parties’ industrial relations policies.
Much is made of the so called ideological divide between the potential governing parties. However, rather than there being an ideological divide on industrial relations policy between them, the potential governing parties agree on all the main policy elements
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A Fair Work Commission full bench has quashed a decision refusing unfairly dismissed worker compensation because of her post-termination earnings, and set guidelines on interpreting the Fair Work Act’s s 392.
In the original decision, Commissioner Anna Cribb found on balance Ottrey Homes’s summary dismissal of Gloria Bowden for her part in a Facebook confrontation with a colleague had been harsh.
The Federal Court has ruled that a union member holding a sign attacking co-workers for being “scabs” during the Bowen Basin mine strikes was exercising a protected right and his dismissal for such conduct breached the Fair Work Act. The court found holding such a sign could not be considered adverse action because it did ...more