The Australian and New Zealand rugby teams’ bonuses and match fees were agreed between the two nations’ player’s associations and their respective rugby unions. They are a) if named in match day squad Australia £4,727 per match New Zealand £3,300 b) for reaching the RWC final Australia £0 New Zealand per individual £15,400 bonus c) for winning the RWC an individual bonus worth around - Australia team members £47,000 New Zealand team members £66,000
Tasmanian State Parliament approved a Bill giving authority over MPs’ pay to the full bench of the Tasmanian Industrial Commission. UNIONS want Tasmania’s industrial relations umpire to have a closer look at electorate allowances as part of its inquiry into how much state politicians should be paid. The Tasmanian Industrial Commission is to make a decision next year
Teachers at Sunshine Coast Catholic schools joined in state-wide stop work meetings as negotiations stall over pay rates and workloads for teachers and other employees at Catholic schools. Teachers want parity with their New South Wales counterparts, who are paid up to about $7000 a year more.
Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) is trying to broker deals with the government that accept cuts to real wages and working conditions after meeting with Employment Minister Michaelia Cash. Over the past year, agreements have been struck covering less than 2 percent of the public sector workforce. Workers in other key departments, including Human Services, Employment, Environment, Education, Agriculture, Defence and Veteran Affairs, as well as at the Australian Tax Office (ATO) and Medicare, have overwhelmingly voted down the government’s “offers” and endorsed industrial action.
More than 30,000 Victorian public servants want a 4.7 per cent pay rise each year, and the treasurer says it's a moderate request compared with other union demands he's faced. THE Community and Public Sector Union has asked for a 20 per cent compounded pay rise over four years - tram drivers recently asked for 19 per cent over three years. The government budgeted for annual pay rises of 2.5 per cent, rising to three per cent where efficiency gains were shown. However, paramedics have already signed a deal worth 12 per cent over three years. The 2016 agreement will cover child protection workers, court clerks, school specialists, sheriffs, forensic officers and ministerial chauffeurs, among others.
BlueScope Steel’s Port Kembla steelworks avoided closure after members of the Australian Workers Union approved 500 site job losses and extra flexibility. Which would amount to a saving of around $60m?
Transport Workers Union's (TWU) says it is disappointed some peak transport industry bodies are not supporting a move for a minimum rate to be established for owner-operator truck drivers. In line with the National Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal‘s (RSRT) Draft Contractor Minimum Payments Road Safety Remuneration Order released in August.
Mining giant BHP Billiton and Australia’s largest construction and mining union have already begun trading blows over enterprise bargaining, even though formal talks have yet to begin. BHP wants to separate workers at the Blackwater mine in the Bowen Basin, which it operates with Mitsubishi, from a broader agreement that currently applies across six mines. The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has rejected the idea.
Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) has signed a new agreement with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) to extend until November negotiations over the redundancies of 97 port workers made in August this year. Under the terms, a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) will be negotiated and made by November 16, date that can be extended by mutual consent.
ANZ Bank has put aside previous hostilities to negotiate a new, two-year workplace deal with the Finance Sector Union, Eligible workers will get a pay increase of 3.5-5 per cent this year, and a guaranteed 3.25 per cent rise next year, irrespective of their performance ratings. Meanwhile Commonwealth Bank has not been able to reach agreement with the FSU; therefore the CBA 2014 EA will remain in effect. The CBA had offered annual pay increases of 2.75-3.25 per cent, according to the union
Tamworth Hospital management and nurses have reached an agreement about staffing in the Emergency Department and Maternity Ward. It has been agreed that additional staff will be rostered to Emergency Department overnight and additional midwives in Maternity. The responsibility of triage and resuscitation are to be split into separate roles.
A Coles supermarket worker Duncan Hart has taken legal action to stop an employment agreement between the supermarket giant and the union representing r77,000 Coles employees across Australia, claiming it would leave tens of thousands of supermarket employees out of pocket. In his opinion it represents approximately 20% reduction in earnings.
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