Australian Unions - Questions at Work
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Questions at Work

Laurel asks: I’m pregnant but I haven’t told my boss yet. I’m a bit worried that she won’t be happy about it.
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Casey asks: I’m working at a kitchen that is non-ventilated and is already reaching 33 degrees. I’m worried about how I will be in summer.
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James asks: My boss has asked me to obtain an ABN. Since then I have done so, but I don’t understand why I need to have an ABN if I am working for his business.
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Gavin asks: I didn’t get my annual leave pay and when I left the job. I asked them but I am missing my pay.
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Kate asks: I have constantly been underpaid since starting in my current position. My bosses fire anyone who questions them so I need to take this higher. Can you help?
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Joan asks: Is it possible to get extra leave for things aren’t family related? Like moving house or taking an animal to the vet?
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Sandra asks: I have been given a written warning at work for talking behind people’s backs; they said I am the worst one at this in our store. I was not given a chance to prove myself because it was their word against mine, three-to-one. They only told half the story and my side was just dismissed. My job is...
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My employer says I can't join the union, is that true? Do I have to tell my employer if I join? No. Every Australian worker — including if you are a casual worker — has the right to join a union. Your right to join a union is protected under the General Protections provisions of the Fair Work Act and...
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Question posted by Michael: Hi, I am wondering if anyone can point me in the correct direction regarding what union to join etc, I work in the security industry and to be honest I am sick of the BS, the company I currently works for has basically lied time and time again about rosters, fly in and fly out dates...
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