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Industrial relations

Singapore-bound fuel tanker Alexander Spirit delayed again in Devonport, Tasmania

ABC News, 15 July 2015

The departure of a Caltex fuel tanker delayed in Tasmania because of an industrial dispute has been pushed back to Thursday morning.

The Alexander …
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Alexander Spirit crew illness may prevent departure of oil tanker in industrial dispute

Emily Bryan, 13 July 2015

The departure of a fuel tanker at the centre of an industrial dispute has been delayed again and it may not be able to …
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Union, shipping crew face legal action
6 years ago

Union, shipping crew face legal action

Fair Work Ombudsman Media Team, 10 July 2015

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced litigation against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and seven shipping crew.

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie …
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Employment Case Review:  Annual Leave and Workers Compensation Payments
6 years ago

Employment Case Review: Annual Leave and Workers Compensation Payments

A recent case in front of the Full Bench has considered the question as to whether an employee is entitled to annual leave payments while receiving workers compensation payments.

The …
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New Return to Work Scheme for SA
6 years ago

New Return to Work Scheme for SA

The Return to Work Act 2014 replaces the Workers Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1986 in South Australia from 1 July 2015.  SA businesses are encouraged to use this change to …
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Changes to shift work definition mean more annual leave
6 years ago

Changes to shift work definition mean more annual leave

The definition of shift work has been changed recently, resulting in changes to the industry Modern Awards and the annual leave entitlements for some shift workers.

As part of the …
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HR Highlight: New Wage Rates effective from July 1, 2015

The new wage rates finalised by the Fair Work Commission on June 18, 2015 come into effect on the first full pay period after July 1, 2015.  ACAPMA has distributed the …
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ACAPMA Wage Rate Guides Released

Following the National Wage Case, the minimum wage was increased.  These increases will take effect from the first pay period on or after July 1.  ACAPMA has released a series …
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Coles truckies break the law due to pressure from supermarket chain, union says
6 years ago

Coles truckies break the law due to pressure from supermarket chain, union says

Truck drivers working for Coles have been involved in illegal practices because of unfair pressure from the supermarket giant, a union claims.

The Transport Workers Union (TWU) has taken …
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TWU lodges complaint over $78,000 underpayment of drivers
6 years ago

TWU lodges complaint over $78,000 underpayment of drivers

The Transport Workers’ Union has lodged a complaint in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission over the underpayment of 13 truck drivers in the Coles supply chain.

The drivers were each …
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