Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 7-Nov-17
The Fair Work Commission has upheld an unfair dismissal claim against mining company South32. The company had dismissed Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union delegate Matthew Gosek as a result of his use of abusive language and physical threats against eight co-workers. In upholding Gosek’s challenge against his dismissal, FWC Commissioner Bernie Riordan noted Gosek had been affected by a combination of alcohol and anti-depressants at the time, and that bad language was commonplace in the workplace. Industrial relations lawyer Stuart Wood says the FWC’s decision could be seen as condoning union bullying.
AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION,SOUTH32 LIMITED – ASX S32,ILLAWARRA COAL PTY LTD,GLENCORE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD,CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA