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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: A Fair Work Commission full bench was sitting in Sydney on Tuesday (December 12) on the first day of a six-day modern award hearing on whether to introduce new family-friendly work arrangements ( WF23/11/2017 ). Employers are strongly opposing the Australian Council of Trade Union's (ACTU) family friendly arrangements test case, which is seeki...

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    WFD: Shortly before presstime on Tuesday (December 12), Victoria International Container Terminals (VICT) obtained injunctions againstVic Trades Hall Congress secretary Luke Hilakari and the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union (CFMEU). The injunctions are on top of ones already in place against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), including...

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    WFD: A new report has debunked employer arguments that a cut in penalty rates would create more jobs. The report - An Analysis of the Impact of Penalty Rate Cuts on National Growth Trends - is by the McKell Institute, a Labor-aligned think tank. It analyses the impact of the Fair Work Commission's decision in February to cut penalty rates for fast ...

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    WFD: While the WA Government has chalked up a win in limiting pay increases to a $1,000 a year (see story, above) , public servants are less happy with proposed wide-scale job cuts to meet the state's budget blowout. Members feel betrayed On Tuesday (December 12), the Community Public Sector Union and Civil Service Association announced hundreds of...

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    WFD: The South Australian Government has bowed to union pressure in a battle over public service pay, yesterday agreeing to pay rises of 2% and more a year for SA's 37,000 public servants ( WF 4/10/2017 ). Both SA and WA had promised to cap public service wages at1.5% a year or less, in response to budget blowouts in both states. WA held fast, with...

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    WFD: Victoria International Container Terminals (VICT) was in the Victorian Supreme Court seeking an injunction against Vic Trades Hall Congress secretary Luke Hilakari on Monday (December 11). Stuart Wood QC is representing VICT in a hearing that started at 3pm. VICT believes Hilakari played a central role in organising a massive protest at Webb D...

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    WFD: MUA national deputy secretary Will Tracey accused VICT of running a “campaign of lies”. In a statement shortly before presstime, Tracey said the worker at the centre of the dispute (see above) was granted the required maritime security identification card MSIC security clearance on Friday (Dec 8). “The company can end this di...

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    WFD: Unions say they will champion the need for a penalty regime in a Modern Slavery Act set to go to Federal Parliament for enactment early next year ( WF 8/09/2017 ). In a statement this morning (December 11),ACTUPresident Ged Kearney claimedearlyfeedbacksuggested the Coalition Government will not support a penalty regime when the legislation goe...

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    WFD: The Fair Work Commission has tossed out an application for an unfair dismissal remedy after a refrigeration industry worker repeatedly ignored dates for hearing the matter and told the cmn to “do your job and stop bothering me”. Shane Spencer sought a remedy after Emerald Refrigerated Logistics sacked him. The application was liste...

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    WFD: A safety officer sacked for not meeting the enforcement requirements of his job was not unfairly dismissed, the Fair Work Commission has found. Anthonie Nieberg was appealing his 2017 sacking by the Heran Building Group Pty Ltd, trading as Heran Building Group. Nieberg's unfair dismissal application to the cmn claimed his role was to advise th...

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  • 12/14/17--22:25: Editorial Team
  • Chief Journalist: Emily Woods. Journalists : Steve Andrew, Rajiv Maharaj. Managing Editor : Peter Schwab. Contact (02) 8587 7681 or peter.schwab@tr.com . Twitter : @WorkforceTR

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  • 12/14/17--22:25: Significant decisions 2017
  • Employer held liable for out-of-hours assault An employer has lost its claim it was not liable for an employee's sexual assault of a female colleague that happened in the worker's private residence at 5am ( WF 23/01/2017 ) . (STU v JKL (Qld) Pty Ltd & Ors [2016], QCAT 505 , 6/12/2016). Ignoring redeployment ‘swap' meant redundancies not g...

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    Comment: 2017 has seen the power pendulum swing dramatically in favour of employers but events in the past month, including the Streets boycott to Webb Dock (below), indicate that may all change in the New Year with signs it could all be ready to blow. The year has been largely about reduced employment security with employers shifting contracted wo...

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    Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have cut an extraordinary deal to end the three-week-old illegal picket at Webb Dock. The company will pay stood down worker Richard Lunt (see below) full pay and entitlements to not to come to work until his adverse action claim is heard some time next year....

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    The community action/illegal picket at Webb Dock was still underway at press time. The Electrical Trades Union (ETU), one of several unions who have been supporting the injunction -barred maritime and construction unions ( WF 12/12/2017 , WF 13/12/2017 ) at the three-week-old blockade, posted on Facebook “20 Years on from the Patricks Dispute...

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    Putting parties through a second hearing of a trucking company's appeal against a requirement it pay meal breaks to shift workers would be a “charade”, with the same outcome likely, the Federal Court has found ( WF 20/9/2017 ). While acknowledging a Fair Work Commission (FWC) full bench erred in refusing permission to appeal when permis...

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    The ACTU has renewed calls for a Federal Government work for the dole scheme to be scrapped after a Senate inquiry found that the program is causing harm to its mainly Indigenous workforce. The report has urged immediate replacement of the community development program's (CDP) compliance and penalty regime with a new system after finding it handed ...

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    A Fair Work Commission full bench has wrapped up its Sydney hearings into the Australian Council of Trade Unions' (ACTU) family-friendly work test case, with the hearings moving to Melbourne. On pressday (December 15), the cmn confirmed the scheduled three day hearing in Melbourne has been reduced to two - December 21 and 22. The three-day Sydney h...

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  • 12/14/17--22:25: Significant decision (cont)
  • Fed Court sets out union liability for their officials' RoE breaches The Federal Court upheld the CFMEU had accessorial liability under Fair Work Act s550 for the action of two officials who breached RoE provisions at a SA construction site in 2014 ( WF 18/07/2017 ). (ABCC v McDermott (No 2) [2017], FCA 797 , 17/7/17) ABCC loses RoE loophole case I...

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    FWC bench overturns ‘harsh' beer sacking A FWC full bench quashed a finding a ship captain's sacking for consuming nine full-strength beers before a shift was harsh ( WF 7/07/17 ), ( WF 20/10/2017 ). (Farstad Shipping v Rust, FWCFB 4738, 10/10/2017) CFMEU is most recidivist corporate offender The Federal Circuit Court imposed a max $306k pena...