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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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    WFD: Kathy Jackson will face 164 chargers for theft and gaining financial advantage by deception in a four-week trial, the Melbourne Magistrates' Court heard on Monday (June 19). The Victoria Police prosecution team dropped some of the original charges but redrafted and added new ones against Jackson, who attended court with partner and ex-Fair Wor...

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    WFD: The Federal Circuit Court has fined a former franchisee operator more than $180,000 for “inappropriate and grotesque exploitation” after forcing an overseas worker to repay $18,000 of his wages. Judge John Jarrett found the former Coffee Club café franchisee in Brisbane breached the Fair Work (FW) Act. This was after Saandeep Chokh...

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    WFD: The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has found four union officials passed the fit and proper person test in their right-of-entry (RoE) application despite failing a requirement for refresher training. The Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation (ASMOF) applied to the FWC for RoE permits under s512 of the Fair Work (FW) Act for CEO Geoffrey ...

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    WFD: Federal Nationals MP George Christensen has today introduced to Parliament a private members' bill to prevent the introduction of cuts to Sunday penalty rates due to take effect on July 1. His Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Take Home Pay of All Workers) Bill 2017 would ensure penalty rates were “unable to be reduced in any future greenf...

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    WFD: The Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union (CEPU) is seeking to have the Federal Court overturn a ruling the union claims would remove the employment rights of hundreds of SA Power Networks workers. The Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC) last month issued a determination that SA Power Networks employees from the co...

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    WFD: The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has found a worker was ineligible to have his unfair dismissal application heard because the work he started doing for a small business in December 2011 had primarily been as a contractor, before working as an employee for it less than 12 months. Despite finding Stephen Brooker had worked as an independent contra...

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  • 06/22/17--23:59: Editorial Team
  • Editor: Annie Lawson (03) 8684 2127, 0422 567 004, annie.lawson@tr.com Chief Journalist: Gerard May Journalist: Steve Andrew Managing Editor: Peter Schwab Twitter: @WorkforceTR

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    Unions are protesting outside Exxon-Mobil's Longford gas plant in Gippsland, Victoria claiming the oil and gas giant has switched maintenance contractsto reduce workers' pay and conditions. The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) has told Workforce unions need to run a long term “Work Choices type” Your Rights at Work campaig...

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    John Setka has said his comments targeting Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) inspectors and their families at Tuesday's (June 20) rally ( WF 21/6/2017 ) were made in the “heat of the moment” and were taken out of context. The Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) Vic branch secretary said he “truly...

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    United Voice (UV) and the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) have today applied to the Federal Court for a judicial review of the Fair Work Commission's (FWC) decision to cut weekend and public holiday penalty rates ( WF 23/02/17 ). The unions, which represent workers in the hospitality, retail and fast food sectors, are seeki...

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    On press day staff at Sydney's Spanish Consulate have gone on indefinite strike claiming they have suffered a nine year pay freeze, without even gaining wage increases in line with inflation. In a statement the workers said the Spanish Government had refused the locally hired eight Australian citizens and residents pay increases since 2009. Their s...

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    The Federal Court has upheld a union's right to lobby contractors ahead of projects after finding the Communications Electrical Plumbing Union (CEPU) had not threatened or coerced a contractor into securing a union enterprise agreement (EA). The decision raises questions about the Australian Building & Construction Commission's (ABCC) investiga...

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    A fatigued Uber driver will unlikely be able to appeal the cancellation of his registration with the ride-sharing app, after the Western Australian Court of Appeal ordered he pay $10,000 to the court or to an agreed account as security for costs. Finding the driver's prospects of overturning the trial judge's orders "very weak", Justice Robert Mitc...

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  • 06/22/17--23:59: Diary
  • NexGen 2017 : June 26-28, International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour, Sydney, More info here .

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    The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched an investigation into wage fraud and driver misclassification at Uber, the drivers' representative body RideShare Drivers United (RSDU) has revealed. RSDU said it met FWO earlier this month and argued there was a “sharp contrast” between Uber drivers' working conditions and what the Fair Work A...

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    Forget about the power of technological disruption, trade union organisers have been “the great disruptors” for more than 70 years, according to Sally McManus launching the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) NexGen Conference on press day. In a fired-up speech to 1,000 unionists, ACTU secretary McManus said: “The trade unio...

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    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has tossed out a worker's application for relief under the Insurance Australia Group's (IAG) enterprise agreement (EA) after finding none of her dispute allegations including bullying fell within its jurisdiction. Customer service officer Denice Tarasenko claimed IAG breached the agreement by refusing her leave to car...

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    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has said it would be “bizarre and entirely inappropriate” to award a workplace competition first prize to an employee who came second. Deputy President Peter Sams dismissed “bitterly disappointed” Lynette Hart's claim she be awarded the $15,000 Dominos Pizza Enterprises Ltd's 2016 delivery driv...

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    The NSW Industrial Relations Commission (NSWIRC) has rejected a bid by unions to provide better protections for public sector workers whose jobs are privatised. State branches of the Rail, Tram and Bus Union, the Seamen's Union and the Electrical Trades Union applied to the NSWIRC to include a job transfer payment, a five-year employment guarantee ...

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  • 06/25/17--22:59: Editorial Team
  • Editor: Annie Lawson (03) 9286 1411. Chief Journalist: Gerard May. Journalist: Steve Andrew. Managing Editor: Peter Schwab. Twitter: @WorkforceTR