Issue 29, 2016

Friday, 15 July 2016
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Fair Work Commission Orders Employer to Make Workers Redundant The decision of 23 May 2016 by Senior Deputy President (SDP) Hamberger in Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v Essential Energy concerned two workers, Mr Baker and Mr Millman. SDP Hamberger ordered that Essential Energy (‘Essential’) accept both workers applications for voluntary redundancy, effectively ordering that they be made redundant.
Friday, 15 July 2016
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AMWU secures reinstatement for sacked worker in novel case In a recent Fair Work Commission decision of Deputy President Gooley, the AMWU has secured an interim order for reinstatement of a former shop steward whose employment was terminated contrary to the good faith bargaining obligations on parties in enterprise agreement negotiations. This appears to have been the first instance where a bargaining representative has successfully relied on these provisions to get a worker reinstated.
Friday, 15 July 2016
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CFMEU delgate returns to work A CFMEU (Mining and Energy Division) delegate was reinstated by his employer, Glencore, following a Federal Court ruling that Glencore took adverse action against him.