Casual workers at a coal mine south-west of Sydney will be placed on permanent contracts after a "huge" agreement between the union and the colliery's operator.
The employment of 70 Australian seafarers remains in limbo after BHP and Bluescope announced plans to end the use of their last two locally-run iron ore freighters.
The driver of a fully laden BHP iron ore train that was deliberately derailed in the Pilbara in November, bringing the company's rail network to a halt and leaving a trail of destruction, lodges an unfair dismissal claim after being sacked.
With the full backing of the police union, a senior sergeant who was passed over for promotion to superintendent takes his commissioner to court, while also trying to block the appointment of five successful applicants.
The Retail and Fast Food Workers Union says the burger restaurant is trying to bring in cheaper workers over the Christmas period under a Federal Government program that pays interns on unemployment benefits $200 extra per fortnight.
Millions of dollars owed to hundreds of truck drivers across the country following the sudden closure of a national freight firm will be covered by the Government's worker protection scheme, its liquidator has confirmed.
A union says 120 workers at a Melbourne logistics company have been told they have lost their jobs and their employer cannot afford to pay their wages for the past week.
About 400 people are facing redundancy this Christmas as PricewaterhouseCoopers is appointed liquidator at big trucking firm Redstar Transport.
Trade union boss Sally McManus calls for greater action on rising inequality and stagnant wage growth but fails to force the party to adopt the union movement's policies.
The supermarket chain loses a bid to secure an exemption from retail legislation that would have allowed its staff to stock shelves during the early hours of Christmas Day, with the industrial umpire citing a lack of evidence of "exceptional circumstances".