NEWS-HR

Global Disability & Health Care Services Pty Ltd is facing a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) lodged by an ex-staff member (Stepnickova).

Stif Sekirski has failed to convince the Fair Work Commission that he was unfairly dismissed by Scope (Vic) Ltd. Mr Sekirski worked as a Disability Support Worker. His employment was terminated on the grounds of serious misconduct.

A s.394 (Unfair dismissal) application by Lynne Sneesby against Farragher Support Services Pty Ltd has been tossed out by Deputy President Gooley because she failed to follow through on his information requests.

Jia Qi Yan has won her unfair dismissal claim against Spotless Facility Services Pty Ltd T/A Spotless. The matter was heard over four days. Brendan Edghill, Senior Industrial Officer from the Health Services Union NSW and Mr David Bray, NSW Manager – Workplace Relations at the Australian Industry Group, were granted leave to appear pursuant to s.596(2)(a) of the Act. In January 2016, Spotless commenced providing catering and other services to the Rehabilitation and Disability Support Network operating the Royal Rehab facility at Morrison Road in Ryde, Sydney. Ms Yan commenced employment as a Personal Food Assistant for Royal Rehab on 3 March 1998. She injured her elbow whilst at work, she continued to perform her full range of duties until November 2015, when some restrictions were placed on the duties she could perform. She was subsequently stood down and directed to undertake a ‘functionality assessment’ by a physiotherapist. She was subsequently, after an assessment meeting dismissed by letter. Fair Work has issued an order for reinstatement with continuity of service together with an amount of twelve weeks’ salary.

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application by Anglicare SA Limited T/A AnglicareSA for its AnglicareSA Ltd/ Australian Services Union Social, Community, Disability, Clerical, Allied Health and Miscellaneous Employees Agreement 2016 has been granted by Commissioner Saunders in Newcastle on the 23 February 2017.

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application by St Vincent De Paul Society Queensland for its St Vincent De Pail Society Employee Agreement 2017 has been approved by Commissioner Saunders in Newcastle on the 24 February 2017.

An application for approval of the AnglicareSA Ltd/Australian Services Union Social, Community, Disability, Clerical, Allied Health, and Miscellaneous Employees Agreement 2016 (s.185 – Application for approval of a single-enterprise agreement) is before Commissioner Saunders, Level 3 237 Wharf Road, Newcastle at 3pm.

Quad Services Pty Ltd is to counter a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Commissioner McKenna in Hearing Room 11-6 – Level 11 in Sydney at 2pm (Cohen).