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Created Mon 27/07/2015, Last Updated Mon 27/07/2015

Federal Court finds in our favour on payment of annual leave

In a significant win for workers, a full bench of the Federal Court has unanimously dismissed an appeal by Centennial Northern Mining Services in regard to payment of accrued annual leave on termination.

Employers must pay annual leave on termination at the same level of payment that the employee would have received had they taken the annual leave whilst employed - regardless of the terms of any enterprise agreement.

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Created Sun 26/07/2015, Last Updated Sun 26/07/2015

CFMEU backs ‘first ever’ dedicated agency to support workers in any climate change transition

CFMEU National President Tony Maher today seconded a resolution at Labor’s National Conference to develop an Electricity Modernisation Strategy to manage change in the electricity sector, which is being driven by both global and domestic forces.

Mr Maher said the electricity sector had been changing for decades with declining growth in electricity generation driven mainly by lower manufacturing output, increased energy efficiency and rooftop solar PV, but industry restructure planning has never been done well.

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Created Thu 23/07/2015, Last Updated Mon 27/07/2015

Six ways the China Australia Free Trade Agreement is unlike any before it

The China Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) is unprecedented in Australian history, according to an analysis by a union that has identified six ways in which ChAFTA is unlike any other free trade agreement signed by Australia.

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has carefully examined the China Australia Free Trade Agreement, signed by Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb and China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng in Canberra last month.