An in principle agreement has been reached between National Australian bank and the Financial Services Union. The deal includes a 3% per annum increase for 3 years, Long Service Leave (LSL) becomes available to all employees after 10 years of service (no longer limited to family related purposes)
THE Carrara Sports Precinct site is one of the Commonwealth Games site being plagued by union disputesStopworks at the site had not been limited to those over an enterprise bargaining dispute and the minister could have intervened but hasn’t to avoid costly delays to the project. A construction union has admitted calling four hours of meetings daily that halted work on a $126 million taxpayer-funded Commonwealth Games stadium to exert “overwhelming pressure” on the head contractor for a pay deal. Justice Reeves questioned the construction industry signing such contracts and then wanting the court to intervene when they were used. “If they want to protect themselves they shouldn’t enter into agreements with those clauses, should they?” he said
After 11 meetings on the renewal of the Qantas EBA, the ASU will be holding member meetings to brief members. As of yet no final deal has been reached.
ME Bank management has approved a new one year enterprise agreement with a 3% pay increase for all Grades 1 to 9 staff and to be backdated to 1 July this year and five days paid leave per year for domestic violence.
Trucking industry associations are resisting the Determination handed down by the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and have made an application to the NSW Industrial Relation Commission seeking a general exemption for all NatRoad members from the NSW General Carriers Interim Contract Carriers Determination.
Administrators of embattled steelmaker and miner Arrium (ARI) are trying to secure a 17 per cent pay cut from Whyalla workers and lift iron ore exports by up to 3 million tonnes a year in order to bolster a formal sales process for the whole Australian business due to start in two weeks.Administrators KordaMentha yesterday started enterprise agreements talks with the Australian Workers’ Union in an effort to shave $25m to $30m from the annual wages bill at Whyalla’s steelworks and mines. The offer was rejected by the unions
The enterprise agreement will cover all workers directly employed by the private Pacific Partnerships-led consortium that is building the $707 million, 12km tramline from Gungahlin to Melbourne city. Includes a $5.50-an-hour "productivity allowance" for all workers on the project, as well as a daily travel allowance of $32.75 and basic wages of $30.23 an hour for an entry-level labourer with fewer than 12 months in the industry, rising to $31.44 by April, and 4 per cent each year after that.
Industrial Relations Minister, Grace Grace issued a directive to the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission asking it to restore allowances and conditions which were stripped during the Newman government administration.
The Industrial Relations Commission in SA have awarded a 2.4 per cent pay rise which increases the base rate for 46 public-sector awards from $17.60 per hour to $18.02 per hour from July 1, and endorses the national minimum wage and award rate pay rise granted by the Fair Work Commission in May. This is significantly higher than the cap of 1.5% imposed by the treasurer for future wage growth. At least three unions have also been granted exemptions from the new 1.5 per cent cap and can bargain under old rules.
South Australia state government has imposed a salary/wage increase cap at 1.5%. Outraged nurses, who have been negotiating for three months on a 2.5 per cent wage hike, warned they would take to the streets in protest. Police and public transport drivers have recently secured three-year pay-rise deals of about 2.5 per cent. Most of the other public sectors begin wage negotiations in 2018.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) and the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) members who are part of the maintenance staff at Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) are seeking to resist a push by the company to place them on new contracts that will cut wages by up to 65 percent. Carlton & United Breweries (CUB) dismissed all of its maintenance staff and advised them that they could reapply on individual contracts
Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) appealed the decision to cancel the Griffin Coal Maintenance Enterprise Agreement and to issue a stay order preventing the workers' wages being cut by 43 per cent and reverting back to the old enterprise agreement on July 10.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has lodged a claim with the Fair Work Commission for a ruling that would force employers to offer casual workers permanent jobs after six months. A decision is expected by the end of the year. It is estimated the proposed change would add 7 or 8 per cent to the running costs of hospitality businesses, wiping out profitability
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