If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. 9.11.2018 | News, local authorities | 0 Comments The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who negotiate with their „New Approaches“ program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. We expect the Council to wake up and reflect on this very bad decision. These employees represent the Council`s lowest-paid staff, are predominantly women and are often later in their careers. The theory and the clause aside, it is a discriminatory approach which, in reality, makes the lowest paid workers less well off, and this leaves a very acidic taste in the mouth. The ASU has presented it to the President of the Council and is awaiting a response, but we do not know that our highly qualified delegates and the duly elected representatives of the OHS will be subject to restrictions on what they can and cannot ask the Council. This seems to exclude trade union delegates or OHS representatives from being contact agents. The HR focused on areas of the EBA that they rely on to pay only delegates who participate in full training days for the normal hours of that day, but who may have completely missed the point.
The ASU has voted to ensure that delegates receive full pay days throughout the training day. We are still investigating these cases and will continue with the Council. If you are aware of other similar cases, please contact ASAP. This approach should not take hold. The ASU is concerned that the City of Greater Geelong has circumvented formal procedures for awarding a fixed-term contract to a staff member instead of being subject to a formal recruitment process. The simple fact is that the people most affected are those who work in teams and/or part-time. We have raised this issue in the Commission and it appears that there have been other cases where CoGG management has put people back into generally precarious jobs, rather than providing opportunities for employees when new positions are available. In advertising for „contact officers“ recently, City of Greater Geelong provided a statement of and duty, which contain a line, the contact officers in question could not have another volunteer staff role.