the wake of its recently announced $1.6 billion record profit, Qantas’ attempt to link the payment of a $2000 ‘bonus’ to workers to the signing of new enterprise agreements has fallen flat across the Qantas workforce.
Giant retailer Woolworths is facing a legal challenge over its existing pay agreement with workers and a claim for $1 billion in backpay.
The action to terminate Woolworths' 2012 enterprise bargaining agreement (EBA) has been launched by Woolworths worker, Loukas Kakogiannis and supported by his union, the Retail and Fast Food Workers Union (RAFFWU). The negotiations on a new enterprise agreement have been going on for more than six months and are likely to move Woolworths workers away from state-based wage rates to national wage rates for the first time.
Wynyard Care Centre staff have accepted new pay and conditions from Sydney-based Synovum Care Group, after a four-year dispute.
Staff will vote on industrial action as unions resist federal government-owned Airservices Australia’s move to drop entitlements from a new enterprise agreement.
Victorian bus commuters have been handed a late reprieve, with more than 1000 drivers cancelling planned strikes after receiving a pay offer. Details of the pay offer were not made public.
Maintenance workers are threatening strikes and bans at hundreds of Defence sites across NSW and Queensland. A bid by Spotless Facility Service to force unions to give seven days’ notice of the strikes has been rejected by the Fair Work Commission
Victorian government has again intervened in the Bass Strait offshore oil and gas dispute, opposing Esso's bid to axe a workers' agreement and launching Federal Court action to have the workplace tribunal arbitrate bargaining claims.
Coles workers have received pay rises of as much as $150 a week after a substandard wage deal between the shop assistant’s union and supermarket giant was replaced.
Treasurer Peter Gutwein met with unions on Thursday, in relation to negotiations for the Nurses and Midwives Agreement 2018. Tasmania needed to retain current nurses and midwives and to be competitive in recruiting. This is and will become increasingly difficult when Tasmanian nurses and midwives receive a 2 per cent wage increase for the next three years, when all other states and territories have had increases up to 9 per cent over the last three years and their base salaries are up to $10,000 higher.”
Council workers at Cairns Regional Council the protected action would occur between tomorrow and Monday for varying periods for each union involved. The most recent offer to the unions comprises a 2.25 per cent wage increase from July 2017, a 2.5 per cent increase from July 2018 plus a $2500 lump sum payment, and further increases of 2 per cent or CPI each year for the next three years.
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