The CPSU attended the Fair Work Commission on Thursday 18 May for a second conciliation conference regarding the Brisbane Seaports Wharf Allowance dispute.
The dispute relates to the interpretation of what constitutes a Giant African Snail (GAS) inspection for the purposes of receiving the allowance.
We will update members further on the progress/outcome of this matter following Commissioner Simpson’s deliberations.
The CPSU has also identified members who have worked in the Brisbane Seaports team during the life of the current Enterprise Agreement who were regularly doing timber/breakbulk and machinery inspections where there is some debate as to whether they were paid the wharf allowance for doing these eligible activities.
The CPSU has provided some details to DAWR yesterday afternoon regarding this matter. In the FWC conciliation conference on Thursday 18 May, DAWR committed to responding to the CPSU on this matter within two weeks.
The CPSU would like to thank Warwick Newnham, Simon Mogridge and Laurie Flynn for their valuable assistance with the dispute and attending the conciliation conferences in the FWC.
The CPSU will keep members updated on the progress of this dispute.