Crown Melbourne has agreed to give out new twice-yearly "recognition allowances" to all 5500 staff covered by its union agreement. Each payment amounting to an extra 0.5 per cent of their overall earnings.
TOOWOOMBA Regional Council staff will get a 3.5% pay rise after an end to legal wrangling allowed negotiations to start.
Income discrepancy, maternity leave and manners are among the issues highlighted in a submission made by the Australian Cricketers’ Association to Cricket Australia in fresh employment negotiations. A key issue the association pointed out was the conspicuous absence of parental leave for players
Melbourne City Council has spent $114,000 in trying to get a new enterprise agreement. Offers included 2.5 per cent a year pay increase over three years, plus more leave for secondary carers and a superannuation bonus every year for female workers. Key sticking points have been around the reduction of entitlements.
The CFMEU withdrew its strike action at the Loy Yang power station after the Victorian government submitted an emergency application to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the industrial action and force the parties to come to an agreement. AGL and the union have been locked in an 18-month dispute, with workers already rejecting a 20 per cent pay rise over four years.
Cricket Australia directors are about to launch a head-on dispute with the nation’s elite cricketers as they move to break the revenue- sharing model that has set players’ pay. Australian Cricketers Association have called for the model to continue and for women players to be included for the first time.
Unions have agreed to rostering and overtime changes under a deal with Carlton & United Breweries that ends a commercially damaging boycott of the company’s beer and cider products. It is understood the parties have agreed to more flexibility about when employees can take rostered days off, including scheduling RDOs in non-peak periods.
Under the 'proactive compliance deed' with the Fair Work Ombudsman, 7-Eleven acknowledged a culture of underpayment and false records had become 'normalised' across its network of stores. The measures include the installing of biometric shift scanning systems and CCTV at all outlets to allow head office to monitor employee hours and make sure workers are paid correctly.
The National Road Transport Association (NatRoad) has welcomed the initial outcome of NSW Industrial Commission negotiations on the General Carriers Interim Contract Determination. parties in the NSW Industrial Commission agreed to apply an old industrial determination to the metropolitan areas of Newcastle, Sydney and Wollongong rather than all of New South Wales
COLIN BARNETT has vowed to clamp down on penalty rates to boost hospitality, tourism and retail jobs in a major electoral point of difference with Mark McGowan’s Labor. Mr Barnett said he agreed workers should get more on Sunday and public holidays, but only the time-and-a-half wages generally applied on Saturdays — not double or triple time.
Under the new Queensland Industrial Relations Laws, Unions won’t have to tell members how funds are spent and Easter Sunday will become a public holiday under new industrial laws in Queensland. It also reintroduce collective bargaining and give workers 10 days of domestic violence leave.
Esso and The Australian Workers Union, the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and the Electrical Trade Union have been in negotiations for two-and-a-half year to remove 40-year-old conditions from its agreements. A key sticking point has been Esso's attempt to introduce a 14-days-on, 14-days-off roster for workers on offshore rigs, replacing the seven-days-on, seven-days-off roster in place since the facilities were first set up. The Trade Unions informed Esso on Tuesday that its 600 blue-collar workers at its onshore and offshore operations in Victoria would stop working indefinitely from next Friday 9/12/2016.
THE CFMEU led more than 700 workers off Brisbane construction sites yesterday to protest against foreign workers on the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Casino project, which has not even started. The Victorian government has launched an emergency intervention to stop a workers' strike that could threaten the state's gas and energy supply.
On Thursday morning hundreds of council workers walked off the job, leaving 300,000 ratepayers with uncollected garbage and pool closures on the first day of summer. The industrial action occurred following a year-long dispute about the promotion of council managers without an appropriate merit selection process.
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