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Fairfield City Council calls in contractors rather than negotiate with staff following industrial action

Fairfield City Council has today called in private contractors to carry out the work of council staff after United Services Union members voted unanimously to walked off the job yesterday in response to threats from council management that their wages and conditions would be slashed.

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Endeavour Energy and the Game of Thrones: Divide and Conquer is their aim.

On the eve of the Endeavour Energy Agreement negotiations it would seem that the company are resorting to archaic tactics and starting to attempt to divide employees from the outset.  

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USU members at Fairfield City Council walk off the job after management moves to slash pay and conditions

United Services Union members at Fairfield City Council have walked off the job this morning in response to threats from council management to renege on 30 years of enterprise bargaining agreements, which would see wages and conditions slashed.

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No Christmas at Fairfield Council this year?

Following 11 months of negotiations on the Corporate Enterprise Agreement it was clear at the final mediation session held on the 19 September 2014 that an impasse had been reached.

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Essential's step back to the future

As you may be aware the combined unions were back in the Fair Work Commission over the last two days for arbitration on the coverage clause of the Essential Energy Agreement 2013 (EBA).

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