Patrick Stevedores will pursue the militant maritime union for millions of dollars in damages after claiming unlawful industrial action at its Port Botany operations is costing it $500,000 day and stopping the shipment of thousands of containers.The company said Qube had offered the MUA a binding enterprise agreement providing MUA coverage of the Qube workforce at the container park but said the union had rejected the offer.
The eight claimants,argue Macquarie should have paid out their leave based on the total commissions earned that year rather than on a base rate.The case centres on the bank's employment contracts, which calculated total remuneration on commissions earned but allowed for an advance payment, calculated on "basic cost responsibility", that would be recoverable instead of the commissions.
Cole’s worker could bring down enterprise bargaining system if wage challenge is successful. The future of many existing EBAs has been put in doubt by the Fair Work Commission's new interpretation of the "Better Off Overall Test" (BOOT) which was introduced in 2009 after Labor abolished the Howard government's WorkChoices regime.
Almost 70 percent of all Australians believe the government should raise the nation's minimum wage, including a majority of conservative, government voters, the results of a new poll showed on Monday. Currently, the minimum wage in Australia is 17.70 Australian dollars (13.45 U.S. dollars) per hour, but the ACTU wants it raised by 45 Australian dollars per week (34 U.S. dollars).
More than 160 workers at Masterchef George Calombaris' restaurants were underpaid $2.6 million in salary and overtime in a six year period. Poor processors were to blame. The Masterchef judge has campaigned tirelessly to lower penalty rates over the years.
More than 1000 Uber drivers in Melbourne refused to log on yesterday as part of strike action over poor pay and safety concerns, according to RideShare Drivers United.Drivers are also asking for a limit to the hours a driver can work a day and that the flagfall increase by $2 once the state government levy is introduced.
Staff at one of Australia’s largest stationery companies, Kikki.K, will have their public holiday and Sunday penalty rates cut without any opportunity to renegotiate when the Fair Work Commission’s new ruling comes into force under a newly formed workplace deal with their employer. The deal was struck without the involvement of any union or employee bargaining representatives and was put in place directly between the company and staff.
The shop assistants union has successfully appealed against a Fair Work Commission decision which would have cut Sunday, public-holiday and late-night penalties in exchange for bakery workers getting higher base pay. The workplace deal had been supported by 86 per cent of workers voting in a ballot in June, and would have also cut overtime rates and scrapped annual leave loading for workers.
An in-principle four-year industrial agreement covering public school teachers in the state of Victoria. Teachers and ES staff have secured a 3.25 percent annual salary increase with an “increase of 13.7 percent over the course of the agreement.” Tony Bugden Executive Director People Dept. Education Victoria
The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association on Wednesday flagged submissions to the Fair Work Commission to increase casual Saturday rates from 135 per cent to 150 per cent based on the industry's failure to correctly apply the full casual loading.The commission has already indicated that there is "apparent merit" in raising the rates and is expected to hold a hearing on the matter later this year.
The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union hardened its opposition to the code, declaring it would resist the new regime “by all means available”,declaring it would not renegotiate hundreds of workplace deals to comply with the Coalition’s new building code. This could mean that the nation’s biggest builders risk being blacklisted from federal projects
Unless specified, all articles are summaries of articles gathered from various news publications. For full citations please click on the article heading.
Stay up to date
Keen to stay up-to-date with the latest industrial relations news?
Now it’s even easier for you to stay informed. The irNews collates all the latest IR industry updates in one handy place. Register below to receive the irNews directly to your inbox.