A Victoria Police officer has won the right to a "flexible" four-day work week of four 10-hour shifts instead of the usual five eight-hour shifts.
Weekly enterprise bargaining meetings between the SA state government and the Australian Education Union have continued since thousands of teachers went on a half-day strike in November. The key issues appear to be - Class size and complexity (special needs) and the level of increase
John Holland and CPB Contractors last year kicked off a bitter battle with the five unions tied to the project after using a little-known legal loophole to push through a workplace deal without their support. But the Fair Work Commission today rejected the agreement that would have meant most tunnel workers could earn more than $180,000 with penalties, overtime and other allowances.
NSW Labor leader Michael Daley is considering reinstating the NSW Industrial Relations Commission’s ability to determine public servants’ wage rises if he becomes premier next month. Mr Daley has refused to commit to the Coalition’s 2.5 per cent annual wages cap on pay rises for the state’s 320,000-strong public service, the biggest public sector in Australia.
Bill Shorten has moved to repeal a Coalition law aimed at protecting small and family businesses from up to $8 billion in “double dipping” holiday pay claims from more than one million casual workers.
The AEU had given the government a deadline of Tuesday February 12 to progress negotiations before it would consider further work bans or industrial action. Among AEU demands are a 3 per cent wage increase and more in-class support. Throughout the union campaign, Treasurer Peter Gutwein said the government would stand by its offer of a capped 2 per cent annual pay rise for public sector workers
CityCat crews have called a 24-hour snap strike beginning 4am Thursday. Enterprise bargaining talks between the two unions, representing CityCat and ferry crews, and Transdev, the company Brisbane City Council contracts to run CityCats, have stalled.
About 1800 wharfies at DP World’s operations across the country are threatening to strike over the stevedore’s decision to cancel a union-backed income protection scheme. DP World had previously offered to maintain the existing income protection scheme arrangements and give workers a 2.6 per cent pay rise if the union agreed to rollover the existing enterprise agreement and withdraw all its bargaining claims, including a ban on casuals, against the company. The proposal was rejected.
STAFF at Logan City Council will continue to be some of the best paid civil servants in the state after striking a 2.5 per cent annual wage deal.
The Transport Workers Union will pressure airports to impose minimum standards for pay and conditions at baggage handlers and airline suppliers. The claims will demand airports ensure the same pay for the same job, regardless of employer; secure work with permanent full-time jobs; and prioritise safety and security over carrying out work at the lowest cost.
Mining labour hire firm WorkPac has been hit with an estimated $84 million class action over claims it underpaid 'regular' casuals their annual leave and other entitlements. The class action is part of the fallout from the so-called Skene precedent last year, which allows casuals who work regular and predictable hours to claim annual leave, redundancy and sick leave on top of their casual loading.
THE Tasmanian Government has indicated a willingness to budge on its 2 per cent annual wage cap for public servants if unions can come up with ways to fund their requested pay rises.
Pizza Hut workers will be paid fast food industry award rates including higher penalties after their union was successful in terminating 30 old agreements, some first signed in the 1990s, which had failed to pass on an annual 3.3 per cent wage increase.
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