Federal Court targets sham EBAs

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 11 : 14-Nov-17

One Key Resources’ enterprise bargaining agreement has been deemed to be invalid in a landmark ruling of the Federal Court. The labour hire firm supplies workers for black coal mining companies such as BHP Billiton and Glencore. Just three employees voted on its proposed EBA, which included pay rates that were only $A1 per week higher than the minimum rate in the industry award and which was subsequently approved by the Fair Work Commission in 2015. One Key Resources then ramped up its workforce and boasted more than 1,100 casual employees by early 2017.

CORPORATES
ONE KEY RESOURCES PTY LTD, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, GLENCORE PLC, AUSTRALIAN RUGBY FOOTBALL LEAGUE, CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA

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