Murdoch University has won the right to tear up its long-standing enterprise agreement with its academic and general staff. After more than a year of discussions and correspondence, including 28 negotiation meetings, only 13 of the 53 matters being discussed – less than a quarter – have been agreed
The Department of Employment found unions had 55 agreements with large companies in the fast-food, retail, hospitality and pharmacy sectors that removed or cut Sunday penalty rates but paid an above-award rate for ordinary hours worked.
The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has struck a new precedent-setting deal with major builder Hansen Yuncken to comply with the Turnbull government's building code, with pay rises equivalent to 20 per cent over four years.
More than 600 Victorian pathology workers have been on an indefinite strike this month amid a dispute over pay and conditions. Victorian Industrial Relations Minister Natalie Hutchins has announced the government was making an urgent application to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the strike.
Atwood Oceanics, Inc. (NYSE:ATW) announced today that the offshore employees of its Australian operating subsidiary have approved a new four year Enterprise Bargaining Agreement ("EBA"). Among other provisions, the EBA provides clarity on working conditions for Atwood Oceanics' Australian offshore employees and resets wage levels to better align with current offshore drilling industry market conditions. The EBA will take effect upon the expiry of the nominal term of the current EBA on 24 November 2017
Multi-national giant Unilever which owns iconic Streets brands including Magnum, Paddle Pop and Golden Gaytime, has applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate an enterprise agreement at its Minto plant in western Sydney. If successful then employees will revert to the main award.
Now, it is a criminal offence to give, receive, offer or solicit any benefit to corrupt a union official. All financial transactions, except clearly legitimate ones made at true market value, are outlawed. All windfalls to unions, employer associations and employers that arise from enterprise agreements must be disclosed to employees before voting on the agreement.
The shop assistants union has moved to terminate a controversial wage agreement with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, admitting that the “deficient” deal had left some employees without penalty rates and paid below the award safety net.
7000 NSW school cleaners are worried they will be short-changed for the number of hours they work under proposals to pay them according to the size of the space they clean.
The Fair Work Commission yesterday rejected an appeal by the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union over the approval of the deal reached by Lendlease Engineering in NSW.
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