Public servants at Canberra's National Capital Authority are facing their fifth Christmas without a pay rise after a bungled enterprise bargaining process was scrapped because of technical errors. After due consideration, I believe the balance of risks, including inordinate delay, now support withdrawing our current application from the Fair Work Commission and re-starting the enterprise agreement bargaining process," Mr Smith told staff via email.
A strike lasting 48 hours over the weekend resulted in the cancellation of 90 trains operated by Australian coal haulage company Pacific National and another 48-hour strike is planned for the weekend of October 28-29, said the company, Monday.
Pay negotiations for the state's public sector are due to begin early next year, affecting close to 29,000 workers. Tasmanian nurses fear they will be the lowest paid in Australia if the State Government continues to cap wage rises with the resultant loss of nurses.
A SECRET industrial agreement in Queensland shows that the wages of state electricity workers will soar past $206,000 to appease the militant Electrical Trades Union that funds the ALP. The skilled electricians may get even more, thanks to generous overtime loadings of up to 22.5 per cent in new 10-day rosters.
The National Union of Workers last week applied to the Fair Work Commission for the right to take industrial action at three Woolworths distribution centres in Victoria and another in NSW. The workers are pushing for much improved job security, more full-time work, greater redundancy pay-outs and wage increases of $2 an hour, per year. Depending on their wage and experience that could equate to well in excess of 6 per cent a year.
Western Australian public sector workers have accepted a new employment deal that will provide two annual pay rises of $1000 and 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave to over 33,000 government employees. It includes the right to access 10 days of paid family and domestic violence leave if required.
AN informal ballot of all Gold Coast City Council workers will be conducted in the coming days in an attempt to break the stalemate between the union and council in pay negotiations.
Several hundred Pacific National train workers are planning a 48-hour strike from 12:00 pm Saturday (0:00 GMT) in an escalation of their industrial dispute with the coal train services company in Australia's New South Wales state, the Rail, Tram and Bus Union said Monday.
The commission will consider the dispute and arbitrate the pay and conditions of more than 13,500 workers at the immigration department, coming more than a year after the commission halted industrial action by union members including strikes at Australia's international airports. The pay dispute has been a stalemate for 4 years.
In a deal wrangled by the Electrical Trades Union, the pay rises are above the government’s wage policy of 2.5 per cent awarded to employees such as police officers and teachers. However, the government says the Energy Queensland deal is in line with its policy for other government-owned corporations. Thousands of workers at Energy Queensland would receive a one-off immediate pay rise and 3 per cent annual increases to 2021 under an election-eve enterprise bargaining agreement.
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