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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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    Dorevitch Pathology workers' week-long strike will end 6am tomorrow (August 15) but the Health Workers Union (HWU) has said it is committed to further protected action. HWU secretary Diana Asmar said about 600 of 1,000 Dorevitch staff were HWU members “and have been on strike since Aug 7”. Dorevitch employees started strike action early...

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  • 08/14/17--00:10: Editorial Team
  • Managing Editor: Helen Jones, Chief Journalist: Gerard May, Journalist: Steve Andrew Twitter: @WorkforceTR

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    Farm produce workers at Perfection Fresh in SA are ramping up their campaign for a new enterprise agreement amid claims of unmet job promises. In latest developments, the Greens and the National Union of Workers (NUW) have joined forces to question the veracity of $3m dollars of SA Government grants awarded to the company (formerly trading as D'Vin...

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    A Fair Work Commission (FWC) full bench has found the cmn was unable to accept budget papersas evidence for an upcoming Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) and Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) workplace determination arbitration. The bench found the documents were protected by parliamentary privilege. The FWC is making th...

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    In what it says is a world first, Airtasker has partnered with insurance provider Roobyx to launch an income-protection insurance product for workers in the sharing economy ( WF 5/5/2017 ). The policy comes on the back of union threats to launch a class action against Airtasker until it agreed to hold discussions about unlawful wage rates and condi...

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    The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has told a Federal Government taskforce into the black economy it must “overhaul” Australia's industrial relations framework because it has contributed to gross inequality. ACTU said inequality has been driven by systemic wage theft and exploitation because “there is a perverse incenti...

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  • 08/14/17--23:35: Editorial Team
  • Chief Journalist: Gerard May Journalist: Steve Andrew Managing Editor: Peter Schwab, peter.schwab@tr.com and Ph (02) 8587 7681. Twitter: @WorkforceTR

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    Two senior HR officials did not breach privacy laws when they provided a worker's home address to a supervisor the worker claimed bullied her, the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT) has found. The University of NSW terminated the worker, identified as CTH, on work performance grounds before her six-month probationary period ended. CTH lod...

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    The Federal Government has today introduced amendments to the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act to make it easier for the Federal Court to cancel a union or employer body's registration - and get rid of officials who “repeatedly break the law”. Introducing the Ensuring Integrity Bill 2017, Leader of the House of Representatives C...

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    The Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Textile Clothing and Footwear Union (TCFUA) will argue tomorrow before the industrial tribunal their application to ballot members for a proposed super union amalgamation has been “validly made”. It comes as the Federal Government introduced a B...

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    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has urged an employer to treat its soon-to-be-unemployed union and non-union workers equally, despite acknowledging it had no power to intervene in a dispute over “unequal” redundancy payouts. More than 160 workers will lose their jobs at the Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts Australia Pty Ltd mill in Morwel...

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  • 08/15/17--23:40: Editorial Team
  • Chief Journalist: Gerard May Journalist: Steve Andrew Managing Editor: Peter Schwab, peter.schwab@tr.com and Ph (02) 8587 7681. Twitter: @WorkforceTR

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    Mining giant Glencore has imposed further lockouts at its Oaky North, Queensland mine in an attempt to pressure the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU) to agree to terms for a new enterprise agreement ( WF 4/8/2017 ). Labelling Glencore a “poster child for corporate greed”, CFMEU president Tony Maher said the latest 11-day...

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    Two years after a senior Fair Work Commission member flagged the issue, a full bench will review the applicability of the authority set by an Australian Industrial Relations Cmn full bench in Department of Justice v Lunn in a case involving a sacked casual. OverturningCommissioner Jennifer Hunt's refusal on Lunn grounds to hear an unfair dismissal ...

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    The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 was being debated in the Senate at presstime (August 17) on the last day of these parliamentary sittings but it will not go to a vote. The Senate has spent the week working its way through detailed amendments from the crossbenchers , Greens , the Nick Xenophon Team , Labor and the Go...

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    Ending a winning run, the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has failed in its latest battle against employer-offered enterprise agreements (EAs). Recent weeks have seen Fair Work Commission full benches terminate a number of employer-offered EAs, after affirming CFMEU argument they failed the better-off-overall test (BOOT) ( WF ...

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    Wage growth remains subdued, with just a 0.5% increase in the June 2017 quarter and a 1.9% increase for the 12 months to June. Latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures have revealed private sector wages rose 0.4% for the quarter (1.8% annually) and the public sector rose 0.6% (and 2.4%), seasonally adjusted. Even in NSW - the state with the s...

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    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has denied a worker representation for his upcoming unfair dismissal hearing so will have to make his argument against Woolworths Limited's employee relations case specialists. On May 12, Woolworths' Melbourne Liquor Distribution Centre (MLDC) summarily fired team leader Christian Guillemain because it said he had eng...

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  • 08/17/17--00:10: Editorial Team
  • Chief Journalist: Gerard May Journalist: Steve Andrew Managing Editor: Peter Schwab, peter.schwab@tr.com and Ph (02) 8587 7681. Twitter: @WorkforceTR

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    The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has adjourned the application hearing by the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU), Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and Textile Clothing and Footwear Union (TCFUA) to ballot members for their proposed merger. Today (August 17), Deputy President Val Gostencnik said he would make his decision on whether he...