Unions will look to pursue major resource companies for millions of dollars in unpaid termination payments following a precedent-setting victory in the Fair Work Commission.
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ETU LAUNCHES $1 MILLION FIFO WAGE CLAIM
On Friday the Electrical Trades Union will file an action in the Fair Work Commission seeking redress for fly-in fly-out workers who have been deprived of pay during their notice period after being retrenched.
ChAFTA protections ‘better than nothing, but only just’
Worker protections negotiated into legislation associated with the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement are inadequate, according to a union that spearheaded the campaign against the agreement.
New report finds serious flaws in ChAFTA
Australian Government authorities will be highly unlikely to detect exploitation of vulnerable migrant workers under its current plans for a Free Trade Agreement with China due to serious flaws in the proposed agreement, a new report has shown.
Big miners’ ChAFTA words ring hollow
A leading union secretary has hit back at two mining executives quoted in this morning’s Australian newspaper on the Turnbull government’s trade deal with China.
Turnbull shows true colours as commitment to be more consultative abandoned
Malcolm Turnbull’s decision to prematurely introduce enabling legislation for the China Australia Free Trade Agreement, just a day after the calculated political execution of his former boss, shows the depth of his capacity for treachery, according to a major trade union.
Inpex safety cover-ups hide deeper problems
Safety issues at the Northern Territory’s Inpex LNG project, which resulted in the crushing of a worker on an elevated platform being covered up and not reported as a lost time injury, are indicative of deep problems with the project and its work culture, unions have warned.
Gladstone protest gathers massive crowd
More than 1500 workers, trade unionists and concerned community members have rallied in the central Queensland coastal town of Gladstone to protest the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement.
Workers vindicated in Bechtel court action
Workers employed by US construction giant Bechtel in Gladstone, Queensland have had their leave cancellations on the day of a rally against the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement reversed as the result of court action taken by the Electrical Trades Union today.
Union warns Australian workers to “hang on to your wallets” following Productivity Commission report
The release of the draft Productivity Commission report today represents the beginning of a renewed attack on the working conditions of all Australians, according to the Electrical Trades Union.