Esso Australia is claiming $44.3 million in compensation from the Australian Workers Union, over unprotected industrial action the company says hindered its ability to produce oil and gas. In 2015, during negotiations for a new enterprise agreement, the AWU organised industrial action against Esso which it claimed was protected industrial action.
Community and Public Sector Union general secretary Tom Lynch said as a sign of good faith the executive of the CPSU had met and agreed to lift all bans and limitations, except members wearing pay rise badges and logos. Members in Burnie, Launceston and Hobart had rejected the government’s 2 per cent pay rise and had endorsed a counter offer based on a wage rise of 3 per cent
The fair work commission has rejected raising the pharmacist award based on overall workload, but accepted other grounds such as hmrs and vaccinations for increased remuneration
Woolworths application for Christmas Day shifts rejected by industrial umpire
The Western Australian Government’s strict wages policy for public servants is under threat, with one of WA’s biggest unions demanding a 4.5 per cent pay rise over two years.
Tigerair Australia pilots say they will take industrial action starting next Friday that could disrupt pre-Christmas travel plans for thousands of passengers, after negotiations for a new wage deal reached a deadlock.
The Transport Workers Union is pushing federal Labor to extend industry-wide bargaining beyond low-paid industries to airlines. Mr Joyce said last month any move to reintroduce industry-wide bargaining would wreak havoc with the airline’s supply chain, and the wider economy. While industry-wide bargaining is expected to be a key focus of the industrial relations policy debate at the ALP conference, sources said details of any industry bargaining framework were not likely to be released until closer to next year’s federal election
Australian rail operator Aurizon is preparing for industrial action on its Queensland coal network on 14, 15 and 17 December, which will stop coal services on each of its corridors for 24 hours. Aurizon has been beset with industrial action this year as it tries to simultaneously renegotiate terms across most of its workers at a lower pay increase than under previous agreements and to split the agreement for its coal haulage from the remainder of its business.
Unions accused UGL and Esso of exploiting a legal loophole in the system to undermine wages and conditions, after the new “take it or leave it” agreement reduced conditions and slashed pay by 30 per cent.
Ferry drivers will walk off the job early on Thursday, staging a 48-hour strike to express their anger over a lack of job security and low wages.
Stop work meetings and bans on discharging patients are among escalating industrial action planned by the Tasmania’s health unions this month. It comes as negotiations between the government and public service workers over a 2 per cent wage cap remains ongoing.
Thousands of teachers at around 900 South Australian state schools stopped work for three hours on Thursday morning after negotiations for a new enterprise agreement stalled. The AEU this week demanded a 3.5 percent interim pay increase. The government is yet to make a pay offer.
The majority of central Queensland and east coast workers from coal freight train operator Aurizon have voted to take strike action in a dispute for a new enterprise agreement. The dispute was over Aurizon’s refusal to back pay any negotiated wage increase, rostering issues and changes to the redundancy scheme, as well as removal of “arbitration.”
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