Following the completion of the State Inquiry into Wage Theft in July, the Report based on that inquiry has been released which includes 28 recommendations for both Commonwealth and State governments, proposed by the author of the report, former WA Industrial Relations Commissioner Tony Beech, based on submissions to the Inquiry.
The IEUA WA Branch welcomes the initiative which supports the need for a closer collaboration between unions and employers on educating workers about wage theft and the tools available to them to report it.
Further to the media release below, the IEUA-QNT is requesting member support from all state branch members by clicking here and signing this petition. The petition will be forwarded to the Queensland IEU branch for presentation to the employer.
According to Section 198 of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 (“the Act”) and the regulations an organisation must make the Post-Election Report and the organisation’s response to the report (if applicable) available to members.
Further, Regulation 141(4) of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Regulations 2009 requires an organisation or branch to publish a notice on its website advising members that a copy of the Post-Election Report is available upon request.
However the full report is available through the above link.
The Federal Court has held that the investigation commenced by the Registered Organisations Commission (ROC) into Australian Manufacturing Union (AWU) donations from over a decade ago was improper and should not have commenced.
These donations were never a secret. They were declared to the Australian Electoral Commission as required.
From the beginning, the AWU has said the AFP raids were unnecessary and were an egregious abuse of state power for political purposes. This has been an exhausting, resource-draining, and distracting process for the union and the broader union movement, but the Court’s ruling is very satisfying.
It is important part of democracy that the actions of public agencies can and should be scrutinised and held to account. The AWU offices in Sydney and Melbourne should never have been raided by over 30 police in search of a few pieces of paper.
When: Wednesday 12 June 2019 Where: Ivan Sands Boardroom, IEUA WA Branch, Suite 17, 63 Knutsford Avenue, Rivervale Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The following reports will be presented:
President’s Annual Report General Secretary’s Annual Report Independent Education Union of Western Australia, Union of Employees Annual Financial Report 2018 Independent Education Union of Australia, WA Branch Annual Financial Report 2018
The meeting will include acknowledgement of and presentationsto our long-term union members of 25 years plus.
Members have been contacted by email, text or letter with the password to access the financial reports. If you have not been contacted and would like to view the reports, please contact email@example.com
Angela Briant General Secretary Independent Education Union of Australia WA Branch
The latest police crackdown targeting unions and human rights defenders occurs amid a broader climate of government repression in the Philippines. Unionists are arrested, offices are raided, and trade unionists have been murdered.