Monday, 18 July 2016

Union Membership - Daley v SAS Trustee Corp [2016] NSWCA 111

Union Membership & Fair Work Commission General Protections Application

The New South Wales Supreme Court of Appeal (NSWCA) has allowed the appeal of a former sergeant of police (appellant) who suffered an infirmity while on duty. The NSWCA held that the appellant was a person aggrieved by the decision to commence his additional hurt on duty pension from the date on which his application form was received, rather than from the date the appellant was medically discharged from the NSW Police Force. The fact that the application form was not completed did not indicate that he did not seek the backdating of any additional pension.
Read the full text of the court's judgment here: Daley v SAS Trustee Corp [2016] NSWCA 111BC201603580.

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Union Membership: Union Membership and Esso Australia Pty Ltd v Aust...

Union Membership: Union Membership and Esso Australia Pty Ltd v Aust...: Australian Workers Union (AWU) Read the full text of the court's judgment here:   Esso Australia Pty Ltd v Australian Workers&#39...

Union Membership and Esso Australia Pty Ltd v Australian Workers' Union [2016] FCAFC 72

Australian Workers Union (AWU)

Read the full text of the court's judgment here: Esso Australia Pty Ltd v Australian Workers' Union [2016] FCAFC 72; BC201603927.

Union Membership

It is a sad reality today that Australian workers continue to loose faith in a union movement built for their their protection and promotion of workers rights in workplaces throughout Australia.
Union membership today has almost become a dirty word amongst the working class and for these reasons organisations such as Workers First have sought to re-invent the manner and mode in which workers can access workplace justice in lieu of union membership. | 07 3807 3807 |

The Federal Court of Australia Full Court (FCAFC) has dismissed the appeals of Esso Australia Pty Ltd and The Australian Workers' Union (AWU), finding that the FCA was mostly correct in declaring that The Australian Workers' Union contravened provisions of Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) in particular respects. However, the FCAFC has set aside the FCA's declaration that the AWU contravened s 421(1) by contravening cl 5.1(a) of and Fair Work Commission's s 418 order, finding that breach of cl 5.1(a was not established.
If you would like to learn more about the decline of union membership in Australia, we recommend researching the topic through the Australian Bureau of Statistics and to find out more about Workers First membership, call 07 3807 3807 or visit
Union membership may be declining in Australia, but the increasing numbers of Workers First membership amongst workers, tell us we have got the union membership problem in hand with a real and meaningful alternative to traditional Union membership.

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Prison Officers Being Encouraged to Take Industrial Action

This week, Queensland Prison Officers are being encouraged to take industrial action in pursuit of the latest failed negotiations by the Together Union and the Queensland State Labor Government.

Last week the Together Union touted that they held a number of "secret ballots" throughout Queensland to decide on industrial action.

We were actually in Townsville on the day the so called "secret ballot" took place and was ultimately voted down.

This week will bring some interesting union concepts into the spot light for closer examination by many people from many groups, not least of all will be the Prison Officers of Queensland who are increasingly more frustrated with the failures of the Together Union in terms of delivering on promises and more precisely, delivering on the services members have paid for, when and where they are required.

If you have a story to share about your experiences with this union or any other, email us confidentially or give us a call.

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