OEA moves against boss for FOA breach

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OEA moves against boss for FOA breach

The Federal Office of the Employment Advocate alleges that a Northern NSW abattoir breached the freedom of association provisions of the federal Workplace Relations Act.

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The Federal Office of the Employment Advocate alleges that a Northern NSW abattoir breached the freedom of association provisions of the federal Workplace Relations Act.

The Office of the Employment Advocate (OEA) has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court in Brisbane.

The OEA alleged that when the abattoir reopened after a two-week closure due to stock shortages it failed to offer employment to certain former employees because they were members of the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union and had been dissatisfied with their conditions of employment.

The OEA also alleged the employer refused to re-employ three workers because of their previous involvement in unfair dismissal proceedings against the employer and their subsequent entitlement to a reinstatement order.

The freedom of association provisions of the Workplace Relation Act 1996 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees on the grounds they are members of a union. It also protects employees who seek better working conditions and protects employees who benefit from a reinstatement order.

 
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