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No logo: Employer can stop delegates wearing union shirts

The FWC has backed aluminium giant Alcoa's right under its new uniform policy to bar two employees at its WA alumina mines who are also AWU delegates from wearing shirts that bear the union's logo in the workplace.

Bench derails RTBU bid to extend coverage to mining

An FWC full bench has confirmed that the Rail Tram and Bus Union is not entitled to represent the industrial interests of members covered by a new agreement for the maintenance contractor serving Fortescue Metals Group's rail operations in the Pilbara.



FWC cures Teys underpayment mistake, orders backpay

The FWC has ordered abattoir operator Teys Australia to backpay thousands of dollars to meatworkers for incentive scheme underpayments during a long period of "confusion" and "uncertainty" about the operation of its enterprise agreement and an associated incentive payment system.

FWC full bench makes important ruling on FIFO employment

In a crucial ruling for the Ichthys LNG project, an FWC full bench has ruled today that an electrical contracting company is entitled to give its fly-in, fly-out employees notice of retrenchment immediately before a rest and recreation period.

Tribunal clarifies pay question for offshore workers

A labour supplier must pay the crew it provided for an offshore vessel for a full duty-day on their “swing-off” day as their replacement by another employer's seafarers did not amount to a second crew under their agreement, the FWC has found.

Employer entitled to stop paying weekend road tolls

An employer’s decision to change e-tag and toll usage policies for private usage of company cars, taken after an internal review revealed excessive spending on weekends and public holidays, has been upheld by the FWC.

FWC backs 25% pay cut after roster change

The FWC has cited Alice in Wonderland in endorsing an employer's right under its enterprise agreement to impose a 25% annual salary reduction on hundreds of fly-in, fly-out rail maintenance workers it shifted from a 14-days-on, seven-days-off roster to a seven-days-on, seven-days-off regime.