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Fair Work Commission

Railtrain’s History of Deception

Railtrain’s History of Deception

Jul 30, 2021

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission finally dismissed Railtrain’s application for approval of the Karijini Rail Pty Ltd Rail Operations Pilbara Enterprise Agreement 2018 (AG2018/3844). This proposed Agreement concerned Railtrain’s contract to supply Labour Hire […] Read More »

FWC social media decision a warning for all employees

FWC social media decision a warning for all employees

Jun 8, 2018

It’s a case that should act as a warning to all employees – the Fair Work Commission has found that the dismissal of a BHP Billiton mineworker, who posted two Facebook posts relating to work […] Read More »

Penalty rate changes to cost $667m: report

May 17, 2017

A reduction in Sunday penalty rates means workers across country Australia risk losing more than $660 million each year, new modelling shows. The McKell Institute also says the Fair Work Commission’s decision to align weekend […] Read More »

PN drivers win appeal

Feb 16, 2017

After a long hard fight the seven locomotive drivers represented by the RTBU NSW Locomotive Division have won an appeal against Pacific National (PN) after being made forcibly redundant in July 2015. Read the Newsflash […] Read More »

Sharp increase in EA terminations

Feb 7, 2017

Many of you will remember the 2015 RTBU case against Aurizon’s attempt to terminate the QLD Enterprise Agreement.  Ultimately, the Fair Work Commission ruled in Aurizon’s favour, allowing the company to terminate a series of hard-fought […] Read More »

Freightliner lift up and lay back still in dispute

Dec 15, 2016

A Fair Work Commission conciliation meeting was held between Freightliner and your union this week but the Lift Up and Lay Back dispute remains unsolved. This is now in the hands of the FWC and […] Read More »

Aurizon stoops to new low

Jul 22, 2016

After advertising for train crew at Newcastle last September, a number of Quirindi-based Aurizon employees were told they had been successful and had been given one of the advertised jobs. The manager even phoned to congratulate them […] Read More »

Déjà vu – WA coal miners hit with 43% pay cut

In scenes reminiscent of the QLD RTBU/Aurizon issue last year, the Fair Work Commission has agreed to terminate an existing enterprise agreement covering 70 workers at a WA coal mine. The ruling will see workers […] Read More »

Big win in the FWC

Mar 14, 2016

The Loco Division’s attempt to have a penalty imposed as a result of a disciplinary investigation overturned has been successful, after having taken the matter to the Fair Work Commission in January this year. In […] Read More »

Natural Disaster leave turns out to be a real disaster

Mar 11, 2016

The Fair Work Commission has ruled in favour of NSW Trains concerning the payment of Special Leave and – in particular – the payment of Natural Disaster leave on book-off days. In the particular case […] Read More »