NEWS HR

An application for approval of the Virgin Australia Regional Airlines Pilots’ Enterprise Agreement 2015 is being reviewed by Fair Work Commissioner Simpson in Brisbane.

Emma Devine has lost her unfair dismissal claim against Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group Pty Limited T/A Sandbelt Hotel, South Road, Moorabbin. After filing her claim, Ms Devine lost interest in following the paper trail.

Delaware North Kings Canyon Pty Ltd and Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia Pty Ltd are appealing a decision in favour of Alice Springs Resort Enterprises Pty Ltd in the Fair Work Commission in NSW.

Qantas Airways Ltd is fighting an unfair dismissal claim (Mugford).

The Flight Attendants’ Association of Australia and the Transport Workers’ Union of Australia have both lodged dispute notices (s.739) with Qantas Airways Ltd and QF Cabin Crew Australia Pty Ltd.

Compass Group (Australia) Pty Ltd is in dispute with the Maritime Union.

Australia Pacific Hotels (Challa Gardens) Pty Ltd is facing an s.394 (application for unfair dismissal remedy) from ex-employee Kieboom. Strangely, Goodearth Hotels (Empire) Pty Ltd is accused of unfairly dismissing a person with the same name.

Termination of employment – costs – ss.394, 400A, 611 Fair Work Act 2009 – application for unfair dismissal dismissed – employer applied for costs – Commission considered whether unfair dismissal application was without reasonable prospect of success – Commission not satisfied application was manifestly untenable or groundless, or was not reasonably arguable on the ground of procedural fairness – in relation to applicant’s alleged unreasonable conduct in negotiations, in the circumstances there was no obligation for applicant to accept a lesser offer when a better offer was withdrawn – Commission found no grounds for an order for costs – application dismissed. The case was Glanz v Devilbend Golf Club Incorporated.