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Hospitality X workers chase payments

Hundreds of hospitality workers around the country may claim thousands of dollars in unpaid penalty rates, after shonky labour hire company AWX announced it would be winding down subsidiary Hospitality X and axing its notorious workplace agreement. Click here if you're a Hospitality X worker interested in learning more about your entitlements. The agreement, rolled out to the casual staff of an undisclosed number of pubs and clubs across the country, included a clause that removed workers’ penalty rates. Workers had to sign the agreement to retain their jobs, effectively slashing their pay packets. “This is a great win for our union members and the many people who’ve been involved in this campaign,” United Voice Secretary Gary Bullock said. “We launched the fight against Hospitality X last year, after casual workers at the Capalaba Sports Club were forced to sign onto their dodgy workplace agreement to retain their jobs. “This cost those workers dearly, with many left unable to pay their bills. “Late last year, we took our fight to the courts by lodging an underpayment claim on behalf of several workers against Hospitality X Continue reading

Labour Hire In Queensland

Labour Hire Companies have increasingly been making their way into many industries in Queensland, undermining permanent employment and undercutting wages and conditions. The Queensland Parliament is now undertaking an Inquiry into the practices of the Labour Hire Industry in Queensland and we're encouraging all United Voice members to tell your story if you've experienced problems. To tell your story, log on to the following web site: www.securejobsqld.org.au The deadline for written submissions to the committee is Thursday 24 March 2016 by 4pm. Continue reading

Samira back at work after fight for reinstatement

Security worker Samira is back at work after fighting an unfair dismissal case with her union's backing. Samira worked for ISS as an Aviation Protection Officer at Gold Coast Airport, before she was dismissed in July 2015. Samira lost her job unfairly. She had fallen, hit her head and – in the confusion directly afterwards – she reported details of the fall incorrectly to her employer. They sacked her for it. With the support of her union, Samira has been able to challenge their decision through the Fair Work Commission (FWC). United Voice represented Samira and helped her every step of the way to fight for her job back. The FWC eventually ordered that Samira be reinstated back to work at the airport with full continuity of employment, including back pay for the loss of earnings.   Continue reading