The maritime union is seeking free cable television, a gym, a pool table and table tennis table, and better kitchen facilities for workers at Hutchison Ports Australia, prompting employer claims the union is trying to introduce “resort-style” conditions at the company’s terminals in Sydney and Brisbane
Airservices Australia staff will strike for 24 hours after a breakdown in talks over pay and conditions. Airservices said it was trying to negotiate a simpler agreement that aligned with the federal government's workplace bargaining policy capping pay rises at 2 per cent.
Staff at the (NSW) Department of Industry, Innovation and Science will on Friday begin a vote that could end with a 2 per cent annual pay rise over the next three years, but in an unusual turn of events, they aren't voting up a new enterprise agreement. the Public Service Act that allows secretaries to make a determination about pay and conditions, as long as it doesn't reduce the benefit of employees. Industry secretary Heather Smith could use the avenue to avoid a protracted bargaining process before voter’s head to the polls for the next federal election expected in May
The Australian Education Union claims this will initiate ongoing action in response to unproductive enterprise bargaining discussions and TAFE campus closures. The AEU entered negotiations with the state government in May this year to strike a new deal for public school and preschool teachers, leaders and support staff.
About 93 per cent Woolworths supermarkets staff voted in favour of the new agreement, the agreement, like Coles new deal earlier this year, increases weekend and evening rates to the award minimum and reduces base rates to the award level. Casual loading will also increase from 20 per cent to 25 per cent. Existing workers who received the higher base rate as negotiated under Woolworths' 2012 agreement will have their pay preserved but new workers will be paid under the new deal.
PREMIER Will Hodgman is sticking by his Government’s wages policy despite the imminent threat of industrial action by teachers this week. Tasmanian unions want the State Government to scrap its 2 per cent wage cap and negotiate in good faith.
Jetstar aircraft maintenance engineers have voted in favour of industrial action including work stoppages in favour of a new EBA. The union is seeking 5 per cent pay rises each year for four years while Jetstar is offering 3 per cent a year for three years.
In July 2015, then state growth minister Matthew Groom announced a deal to guarantee borrowings of $29 million by Nyrstar from the Export Finance and Insurance Corporation to expand the facility's capacity to treat a wider range of metals. Mr Groom said the deal was expected to secure 490 jobs at the Lutana plant. Australian Manufacturers Workers' Union Tasmanian secretary John Short said Nyrstar had been pushing to introduce an on-call system for workers under the agreement currently being negotiated. The system would put workers on call after their shift ends.
More than 300 Western Australian drivers employed by private bus operator Transdev struck for four hours last Thursday after negotiation for a new work agreement stalled. The Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) is calling for a 3 percent pay increase, extended annual leave and greater job security. Most of the drivers are employed on a casual basis.
National Rugby League referees have obtained an order from the Fair Work Commission ("FWC") allowing them to seek approval under a protected action ballot for a range of protected industrial action, including work stoppages, the referees are seeking fairer employment conditions, including job security and a reasonable notice period in their contracts, as previously the referees have been employed on 12-month contracts with little or no notice period. The referees are also seeking salary increases.
Workers at Alcoa’s three aluminium refineries and two bauxite mines in Western Australia voted to end a 53-day strike and have voted in favour of a new enterprise agreement. The union agreed to a three-year wage freeze in exchange for Alcoa’s commitment to job security.
Bill Shorten is flagging higher pay for early childhood workers after already promising to give 700,000 Australian children more preschool hours. The Fair Work Commission dismissed early childhood union United Voice's case calling for equal pay in February, while workers recently walked off the job in protest for the fourth time in 18 months.
The union movement is demanding a dramatic shakeup of the way employees can negotiate pay and conditions, seizing on concerns over sluggish wage growth and fuelling debate about Australia's industrial relations landscape. Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) believes that the enterprise-only bargaining system is failing. The ACTU is stepping up its pressure for industry bargaining as part of a radical revamp of the industrial relations system that it wants a Labor government to embrace. Australian Industry Group said if such a system was ever implemented, it would not be long before the Australian economy was crippled by strikes across the construction, maritime, mining, manufacturing, transport and other industries
Under its log of claims, Hutchison Ports Australia is seeking an initial year-long wage freeze for about 380 workers at the two ports, followed by annual 1 per cent pay rises for the next two years. These have been condemned by the MUA.
Calling on the federal government to legislate for 10 days of paid leave, the ACTU Women's Committee Chair, Julia Fox said the measure was vital to help those trapped in abusive relationships to leave.
The Fair Work Commission refused standing to Adero Law, acting on behalf of one employee, to challenge the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union's greenfields agreement with new One Key Resources entity FES Coal.
WORKERS will walk off the job at Australia’s five main airports to protest pay and working conditions today. Unions are protesting the low rates, split shifts and poor conditions
The full bench of the Fair Work Commission, headed by Iain Ross, ruled the Saturday penalty rate for retail casuals should be increased from 10 per cent to 25 per cent. Casuals starting work after 6pm on weekdays will be brought into line with permanent retail employees, who get a 25 per cent loading on those shifts. Employers have warned businesses will be driven into insolvency, forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab for employee entitlements, unless the Coalition legislates to address a court ruling on casuals
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