Bunnings wins at the FWC, kranskis are ‘just’ the beginning

By Paolo Zupp The North Queensland Fair Work Commission have handed down their decision on the matter of Bunnings Warehouse Pty Ltd vs Far North Queensland Hardware Workers Union. The two parties had previously agreed on a 5% pay rise and limiting sausage sizzles to weekends and school holidays. This latest dispute has concerned the inclusionContinue reading “Bunnings wins at the FWC, kranskis are ‘just’ the beginning”

Hardware helper performs Heimlich heroics

Bunnings worker and Far North Queensland Hardware Workers Union spokesman Stanley Briggs has been praised by emergency services for his quick response to a sausage emergency at the Smithfield store today. Briggs rushed to the aid of an unnamed teenager who was alleged to be choking on a cheese kranski. “It’s nothing special. The trainingContinue reading “Hardware helper performs Heimlich heroics”

Wage talks just the beginning…

By Allan Povah Enterprise bargaining agreements have stalled between Bunnings and the Far North Queensland Hardware Workers Union. The FNQHWU are seeking a ten percent pay hike and a reduction to the number of sausage sizzles allowed through the summer months. The main sticking point, according to FNQHWU spokesman Stanley Briggs, is the re-designation of theContinue reading “Wage talks just the beginning…”