Seven Network Enterprise Agreement
Seven Network has become the most prestigious company that has so far attempted to terminate its corporate agreement in order to eliminate the generous demands for dismissal of journalists. In support of its arguments, the applicant relied on the agreement concluded between it and Seven Network, which required it to be subject at all times to the control of Seven Network during the term of the agreement, to provide a service and to establish an employer/employee relationship. In addition, she argued that expert medical evidence attests to her mental injury and that the injury is due to her employment. Since the changes made by the government, a dozen companies, mainly in the construction sector, have asked to change their agreements. In their agreement, Fairfax employees maintained uncapped severance benefits, while News Corp benefits are limited to 112 weeks. The company said it was doing so as a last resort after employees overwhelmingly rejected the company`s company agreement by an 82 percent majority two weeks ago. The 1150 crew and administration employees voted in favor of a one-time payment of $750 instead of a 2% pay rise this year and are among the first employees covered by the contract to support a wage freeze during the lockdowns. In an email sent to employees after the vote on the deal, Katie McGrath, Seven`s chief human resources officer, said the company was preparing the dismissal request “if there is no achievable outcome from conciliation.” The amendment follows a 20 percent reduction in the salaries of all unrelated employees who earn between $80,000 and $200,000, making their work week until the 30th. June was reduced to four days. The network held its vote on the wage freeze on the same day that the government reduced the time limit for employees to consider changing contracts from seven days to 24 hours to allow employers to respond quickly to the crisis. On the other hand, Seven Network argued that a `participant` was not a `worker` and relied on point 3.7 of the agreement that the applicant`s participation in the show `was not a job and did not justify an employer/employee relationship`. and is not submitted. Company Agreement. Seven Network argued that it did not require any service from the applicant, but that the applicant had chosen to participate in a selection procedure and that there was therefore no employment relationship.
When it was established that an employment relationship existed, Seven Network argued that such employment had not given rise to a violation. The network explained that job cuts this month are “inevitable”, after a drop in advertising revenue due to the crisis and a debt burden of 541 million $US. The network termination application is the most well-known application of an industrial tactic called the “nuclear option”. Penny Stephens The network this month requested the termination of its corporate agreement within the Fair Work Commission, after being at an impasse in negotiations with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance and the Union of Public and Community Enterprises. In the previous agreement, staff had already agreed to reduce dismissal rights from 80 weeks to 52 weeks for staff recruited after 2014, with protection benefits for employees employed before 2014. The starting point of this case is that employers are wary, in particular, of the nature of the relationship that they can establish by their actions alone, even if they have an agreement that explicitly states that there is no employer/employee relationship. But for commercial networks, non-unionized Nine employees receive only the minimum. A spokesman for Seven said he was still “very confident of reaching an agreement in conciliation.” . . .