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CFMEU retain Right of Entry permit as the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission rejects appeal

CFMEU retain Right of Entry permit as the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission rejects appeal

On 13 April 2015 the Queensland Secretary of the CFMEU Construction retained his right of entry permit, thanks to Hall Payne Lawyers [see related article]. On 4 May 2015 the…

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HPL wins for CEPU in Right of Entry matter

HPL wins for CEPU in Right of Entry matter

The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) entitles officers or employees of registered unions to enter workplaces during working hours as long as a permit is obtained to do so…

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Hall Payne and the CFMEU win on right of entry matter

Hall Payne and the CFMEU win on right of entry matter

On 4 September 2014 an Organiser employed by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union was charged with one count of trespass. The charge arose out of an allegation that…

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CFMEU and CEPU quash Bechtel industrial action orders

CFMEU and CEPU quash Bechtel industrial action orders

Hall Payne Lawyers (HPL), acting for the CFMEU and CEPU, has successfully appealed a section 418 order of the Fair Work Commission (FWC). In late June 2015 there had been…

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Hall Payne and the Electrical Division of the CEPU win on entry permits

Hall Payne and the Electrical Division of the CEPU win on entry permits

In January 2015 the Queensland Branch of the Electrical Division of the Communications, Electrical and Plumbing Union, the CEPU (the Union), applied to the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) to…

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Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v CSR Limited T/A Viridian New World Glass [2015] FWCFB 3889 and [2015] FWCFB 4624

Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v CSR Limited T/A Viridian New World Glass [2015] FWCFB 3889 and [2015] FWCFB 4624

In Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union v CSR Limited T/A Viridian New World Glass [2015] FWCFB 3889 and [2015] FWCFB 4624 a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission…

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NT Fire Service Employee Reinstated

NT Fire Service Employee Reinstated

On 15 June 2015 Hall Payne Lawyers obtained a consent order at the Fair Work Commission for the reinstatement of Leading Firefighter Paul Rubie to his position with the Northern...

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Failure of Investigation Fatal to Disciplinary Action

Failure of Investigation Fatal to Disciplinary Action

The Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services (NTPFES) purported to demote a senior officer (the “Appellant”) on the basis of multiple breaches of the Northern Territory Public Sector Employment…

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Queensland Secretary of CFMEU Construction retains right of entry permit

Queensland Secretary of CFMEU Construction retains right of entry permit

In June 2014 the Queensland Branch of the construction union, the CFMEU (the Union), applied to the Fair Work Commission (the Commission) to renew the right of entry permit of…

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High Court holds that Queensland Rail is subject to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

High Court holds that Queensland Rail is subject to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth)

Today the High Court unanimously held that Queensland Rail is a Constitutional Corporation and as such is covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). HaIn 2013 the then Newman...

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Case Update: Mining & Energy Division of the CFMEU

Case Update: Mining & Energy Division of the CFMEU

On 20 May 2014 Hall Payne Lawyers obtained an interlocutory order from the Federal Court which reinstated a member of the Mining & Energy Division of the CFMEU, the President...

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WIN for ETU

WIN for ETU

On 16 July 2014 Hall Payne Lawyers (HPL) obtained an order in favour of the CEPU against Thyssenkrupp Elevator Australia Pty Ltd (Thyssenkrupp). The Federal Circuit Court declared that Thyssenkrupp...

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