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Qantas loses TWU’s challenge to ground staff outsourcing move
Employment 2021-07-30 12:04 pm By Cindy Cameronne

Qantas has lost a case brought by the Transport Workers Union that challenged the airline’s decision to axe 2,000 staff and replace them with “insecure” […]

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High Court to weigh in on CFMEU’s serial offender status in assessing penalties
High Court 2021-05-21 10:52 pm By Cindy Cameronne

The High Court has granted special leave to the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner in a case dealing with how the CFMEU’s history as a […]

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FWC rules Deliveroo driver was employee, not independent contractor
Employment 2021-05-18 2:30 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

In a victory for gig economy workers, the Fair Work Commission has found that a Deliveroo driver who was sacked for not working fast enough […]

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Unions take JobKeeper fight with Qantas to High Court
Employment 2021-01-13 4:46 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Three unions representing Qantas workers have asked the High Court for special leave to appeal a ruling from the Full Federal Court siding with the […]

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Qantas outsourcing test case narrowed after judge criticises ‘extra layer of complication’
Employment 2020-12-23 2:23 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Transport Workers’ Union has amended its case against Qantas challenging a decision to outsource 2,000 jobs, after a Federal Court judge urged the union […]

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Qantas did not misuse Jobkeeper, appeals court finds
Employment 2020-12-17 9:30 pm By Christine Caulfield

The terms of the Fair Work Act do not guarantee employees of Qantas or potentially any workers in Australia the right to entitlements such as […]

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CFMEU liable for officers’ refusal to produce permits, Full Court holds
Employment 2020-11-25 6:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Full Federal Court has upheld a ruling that the CFMEU was “knowingly concerned” in the refusal of union officers to produce entry permits at […]

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‘Industrial activity’ under Fair Work Act doesn’t extend to spat over worksite amenities, court says
Employment 2020-11-12 7:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

In an important ruling that confines the scope of “industrial activity” under the Fair Work Act, the Full Federal Court has overturned a $50,000 fine […]

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CFMEU wins Full Court challenge to ‘serial offender’ penalty
Employment 2020-10-16 11:52 pm By Christine Caulfield

A history of serial offending by the CFMEU could be factored into a court’s finding on the gravity of later breaches of the Fair Work […]

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Qantas appeals court’s finding that it misapplied JobKeeper
Appeals 2020-10-15 11:27 am By Cat Fredenburgh

Qantas Airways will challenge a court’s finding that it incorrectly applied the JobKeeper scheme and underpaid its staff. The airline filed the appeal Wednesday, despite […]

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