Today at 9 am on Day One of the Fair Work ACT luxury hotel workers made history. They became the first workers to lodge applications with Fair Work Australia under Australia’s new industrial relations laws. The Fair Work Act came into effect today. Representatives of hotel workers were determined to waste no time in setting in train the process improving standards in their industry. Applications on behalf of hotel workers were lodged in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth as soon as Fair Work Australia offices opened for the first time this morning. Fair Work Australia is the new national workplace relations tribunal. continue reading

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