NEWS HR

Compass Group Pty Ltd is a company under siege as it fights on multiple fronts in the Fair Work Commission in Melbourne. It is under challenge from both the United Firefighters’ Union of Australia and the National Union of Workers.

Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Ltd is fighting a s.394 (application for unfair dismissal remedy) from an ex-employee (Bockelberg) in the Fair Work Commission in Adelaide.

Enterprise agreements – dispute about matter arising under agreement

ss.604, 739 Fair Work Act 2009 – appeal – Full Bench – decision at first instance related to dispute regarding classification levels – written and oral submissions considered – dispute resolution procedures in both Qantas Ground Services P/L Ground Handling Agreement 2013 and Qantas Airways Limited and QCatering Limited – Transport Workers Workplace Determination 2012 provide for an appeal as of right and permission not required – Full Bench found the conclusion of the Commissioner was reasonably open to him – appeal in relation to Agreement dismissed – found appellant denied procedural fairness in relation to the Commissioner’s decision to decline to deal with the dispute under the Determination – appeal in relation to Determination upheld – upon rehearing, Full Bench found that classification Level 5 – Airline services co-ordinator, found in clause 18.3.6, covers the duties of a ‘Person in Charge’ at Perth Airport – found the Determination covers and applies to these employees. Appeal by Transport Workers Union of Australia against decision of Cambridge C of 7 May 2015 [[2015] FWC 3155] Re: Qantas Ground Services P/L, Qantas Airways Limited

An application by Alice Springs Resort Enterprises Pty Ltd has been made for termination of an enterprise agreement after its nominal expiry date

An application for approval of the Flight Attendants’ Association of Australia National Division / Casual Flight Attendants Enterprise Agreement 2015 is before Fair Work Commissioner Cribb in Melbourne

Hertz Australia Pty Ltd has fired a protesting employee (Harford)

Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd is in a dispute with two employees (Pinjuh and Koutsaftis)

The National Union of Workers is taking on Compass Group Pty Ltd