Pages with topic "Legal issues"
13 Aug 2020 : Community disgrace as refugees and asylum seekers indefinitely detained in Brisbane’s backyard prison
The indefinite detention of approximately 120 men in an ad-hoc facility in inner-city Brisbane has been condemned by our union.
Employee was told to undertake an unnecessary medical assessment before returning to work.
17 Jul 2020 : Jail time for Queensland wage thieves
New Queensland legislation will criminalise wage theft in bid to tackle the insidious threat to employees in the community.
Australian federal government failing to take the real steps to end violence and harassment at work.
A controversial court decision means teachers must make personal ‘risk assessments’ in their own interests when deciding whether to join in with student activities writes Holding Redlich special counsel Edmund Burke.
An IEUA-QNT member who contacted our union for support regarding their classification has recently received nearly $25,000 in backpay after receiving union advice.
21 Jan 2020 : Union support sees employer warning withdrawn
Our union has successfully supported a member who received a written warning from their employer stating they had breached the staff code of conduct for having a conversation with a colleague in their native language.
Our union has provided feedback regarding the Consultation Draft of the Criminal Code (Child Sexual Offences Reform) and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.
The Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) handed down a decision on 7 March 2019, which will impact the availability of workers’ compensation for teachers who sustain injuries while participating in activities with students, as Rachel Drew and…
26 Jul 2019 : Members left vulnerable after Commission decision
A recent Queensland Industrial Relations Commission decision has placed a serious question mark over whether members should be participating in excursions, camps, trips and outdoor education.
The Federal Circuit Court has reinforced the need for employers to comply with fixed-term contract provisions after our union challenged the questionable employment practices in this area of Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) in Queensland.
With the support of our union, a member has received the maximum compensation available for an unfair dismissal remedy following an Unfair Dismissal Application lodged with the Fair Work Commission.
7 Aug 2015 : $120K in compensation secured for QIAE members
Assistance from our union has seen ten members formerly employed by the Queensland Institute for Aviation Engineering (QIAE) receive a total of over $120,000 in unpaid wages and leave entitlements.