Wage justice for apprentices

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 9 : 28-Nov-17

The Electrical Trades Union estimates that Queensland apprentices could be owed as much as $A70 million in back pay. Its comments follow the full Federal Court’s decision to uphold a previous ruling by the Fair Work Commission that Queensland employers should have been paying apprentices under federal awards since the start of 2014, rather than under low-paying state awards. Employer groups such as the Master Builders Association and the Housing Industry Association had appealed the Commission’s ruling, as had training group All Trades Queensland.

CORPORATES
ELECTRICAL TRADES UNION, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION, MASTER BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION OF QUEENSLAND, HOUSING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (QUEENSLAND)

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