The Fair Work Commission awarded Ambulance Victoria’s paramedics a pay rise of between 12 and 28% to recognise the increasing demands and complexity since the last review of their pay 10 years ago. The Professional Pharmacists Australia is finalising its work value case as part of the Fair Work Commission’s four-year review of the Pharmacy Industry Award. They will be arguing for an increase Award rates of pay of around 30% alongside better recognition of increased workloads and training and skill requirements.
The BHP draft agreement proposes changes to the residential support arrangements, replace the current superannuation arrangements, including below-inflation pay rises, or even a wage freeze, for the duration of the three-year agreement. CFMEU have opposed the proposals
The Transport Workers Union has agreed to delay the introduction of mandatory minimum payments long-distance drivers and those involved in the distribution of goods destined for sale or hire by supermarket chains by six months. They are due on the 14/4/2016.
The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) advised it may take strike action at the Loy Yang A plant in Victoria over proposed cuts to entitlements. Salaries under the new EBA have already been agreed, with the union accepting AGL's proposal for a 5 per cent annual increase over four years. The union is opposing a proposal by AGL to reduce superannuation payments from 12 per cent to 9.5 per cent, and to cut long-service leave by one-third.
A massive coordinated strike today by union members across the Australian public service escalates the service-wide enterprise bargaining dispute that has dragged on for more than two years. The Department of Education, the Bureau of Meteorology, the Department of Defence, the Geoscience Australia, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Tax Office, Centrelink and Medicare are among those that will be affected by such a move taken by its staff members.
Labour unions have pledged to ramp up their campaign for shorter working rosters at Inpex Corporation's Ichthys liquefied natural gas project over the negotiation over the current 28-7 work roster in favour of a 21-7 work roster. The Company says the existing roster is "consistent with industry standards".
Over 500 journalists at Fairfax Media’s Sydney Morning Herald, Age and Australian Financial Review walked out on strike yesterday after the company suddenly announced it would axe the equivalent of up to 120 editorial jobs, or about a quarter of the journalist positions at the newspapers.
All ACT government agencies have been told to “decline to award a tender proposal for ACT government works or services” if the tenderer does not undertake to meet a list of union demands, including examination of company records, the names and addresses of workers and the right of entry for unions to recruit members.
Unions and employer groups are locked in a battle over the rules governing casual and part-time employment in a case that forms part of the Fair Work Commission's four-yearly review of modern awards. ACCI will strongly oppose claims for a common standard that will curtail flexibility currently available in awards and result in an additional regulatory and cost impost for employers. Australian Council of Trade Unions, backed the issues being heard in the review and called for minimum four-hour shifts for all casual workers.
The Fair Work Commission will hold meetings this month and next with the Health Services Union, United Voice, the Australian Services Union and the peak provider body National Disability Services to discuss “innovative employment solutions” around the NDIS to avoid “serious litigation” over the carer’s award.
Arrium has demanded that workers at its iron ore mines accept sweeping wage cuts. These include a 10 percent pay cut, cancelling a 3 percent annual pay rise.
The Australian Industry Group and the National Road Transport Association have filed an application with the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal seeking to have the rate increases of up to 35 per cent phased in rather than taking effect next month.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union (AMWU) and WE Smith have reached agreement which will allow WE Smith to remain open. Under the new agreement, working hours on the site would be reduced for six months, with some employees taking extended leave without pay to keep costs down before the factory was restored to full capacity in late 2016.
2300 energy workers at Essential Energy have been balloted on strike action. Under a deal proposed by Essential Energy this month, workers would accept wage freezes for two years and provide for unlimited sackings from June 2018. The first industrial actions would most probably occur within 28 days of the 22nd March 2016.
A new Gender Pay Gap report commissioned by, the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), who are now using the results to press for more government-funded maternity leave and free childcare.
350 baggage handlers, members of the Transport Workers Union (TWU), employed at Jetstar overwhelmingly rejected a four-year agreement put to them directly by management. The agreement contained an 18-month pay freeze, and required workers to be available for a six-day week without overtime, while committing management to guarantee casual employees only 30 hours of work a week
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