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Employees are entitled to a pay slip which should show: the name of the employee, the date of payment, your classification, the award or agreement you are paid under, the period for which the payment is made, the hours worked, any deductions (tax, union fees etc) and superannuation contributions by your employer.
Contact your Union delegate, or get in touch with your Union organiser - call us on 1800 060 556.
Workplaces with full union membership are in a very strong bargaining position, so it's no accident that these workplaces are on the best deals. So the best way to get a good agreement for your workplace is to sign up your workmates! If you want a Union collective agreement at your workplace contact your Organiser on Freecall: 1800 060 556.
Get in touch with the CFMEU Delegate at your workplace. If you are unsure who your Delegate is or you do not have a Delegate, contact the Union on Freecall 1800 060 556. Contact details for all CFMEU FFPD Districts and Branches can be found here.
If you are a union member, speak to your CFMEU Manufacturing Division Workplace delegate or contact your CFMEU Manufacturing Division Organiser for assistance. If you are not a union member and you work in one of the industries that we cover, you can join the Union here.
The short answer is NO.
Unions are becoming increasingly concerned with what we see as the growing trend of employers subjecting employees to intrusive and discriminatory behaviours, including:
This concern has been raised by the ACTU and is shared by both the Australian Medical Association and the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Specifically with regard to reports of employers attempting to attend medical appointments with employees, the Fair Work Ombudsman has said it 'does not condone or support this behaviour and sees no reason why an employer should seek to attend a private and confidential appointment with an employee, unless specifically requested to do so by the employee.' In a Media Release at the time, the Fair Work Ombudsman said: "The laws around sick leave and personal leave are quite simple. While an employer may request evidence that would substantiate the reason for an employee's entitlement to personal/carer leave, a medical certificate or statutory declaration is generally considered an acceptable form of evidence."
The current advice on the Fair Work Ombudsman's website is:
Employers attending medical appointments
We don't consider it reasonable for an employer to go to a medical appointment with an employee unless an employee requests this.
We also don't consider it reasonable for an employer to contact the employee's doctor for further information.
If your employer tries to pressure you in this way, contact your union on 1800 060 556.