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Prison Operator G4S to Repay over $10K

The union won a significant test case in the Federal Circuit Court back in February involving pay being deducted from our members for allegedly returning to work one minute late following a protected stoppage at Port Phillip Prison during bargaining last year.  In what's become a very expensive minute of bargaining brinkmanship, G4S has now agreed to repay all our members who were dedu

Misclassifying Gov't Employees Exposed

In an embarrassing decision for the former Napthine Government, the Fair Work Ombudsman has asked the formerly named Department of State Development and Business Innovation (DSDBI) to urgently review the way it engages workers after CPSU allegations about sham contracting exposed dubious labour engagement processes.  A fourteen month investigation by the FWO revealed DSDBI might be "misclassifying" employees as independent contractors and has identi