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27 companies including two labour hire entities (Lantrak Personnel Pty Ltd and Trojan Recruitment Group) are to answer unfair dismissal claims in the Fair Work Commission today. They include: Coca Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd (Pahnelas); Trojan Recruitment Group (Fitzgerald); Bakery Fresh Pty Ltd (Shanmuganathan); Lantrak Personnel Pty Ltd (Sellings); High Caliber Lines Australia Pty Ltd (Zakrunzy); APTS Pty Ltd (Power); Proven Training Solutions (Fox); Dependable Trucks and Couriers Pty Ltd (Austin); Pylo Steel Furniture P/L (Athanasopoulos); Chief Investments Pty Ltd (Bell); Cavglass Pty Ltd (Cave); Middlemount Coal Pty Ltd (Doolan); Indigenous Land Corporation (McCaffrey); Origin Energy Limited (Croker); Spotless Management Services Pty Ltd (Sinclair); Royal Wolf Trading Australia Pty Ltd (Higgins); Coal Service Pty Ltd (Sorenson); De Kun Holding (Aust) Pty Ltd (Yuan); Lis-Con Services Pty Ltd (Barron); Prestige Transport Solutions Pty Ltd (Karimi); Aymsteel Pty Limited (Lam); Harbour City Ferries Pty Ltd (Morgan); Commonwealth Bank of Australia (Taylor Adams); St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls (Inc) (Bingham); Premiair Service Pty Ltd (Cox); and Origin Energy Limited (Croker).

TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT – genuine redundancy – ss.389, 394 Fair Work Act 2009 – six applicaions for unfair dismissal remedy – applicants formerly employed in ‘production’ roles – respondent engaged in restructure of operations – number of roles significantly reduced – led to positions filled by applicants being declared redundant – found the respondent made all reasonable efforts to offer redployment options to the applicants in two associated entities – applicants chose not to pursue redployment opportunities for various personal reasons – held dismissals were cases of genuine redundancy – applications dismissed. Brown and Ors v Clermont Coal Operations P/L t/a Clermont Open Cut.

A parade of first tier companies will mix with minnows today as they collectively defend unfair dismissal claims in the Fair Work Commission. The companies include: BOC Limited (Chand); CBI Constructors Pty Lts (Chopin); Barrett Moving Pty Ltd (Murphy); Pope Nitschke Pty Ltd ATF Pope Nitschke Unit Trust (Parsons); Coca Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd (Pahnelas); The Hutchins School (Anders); Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis and Related Diseases Incorporated (Vega); Mackay Psychological Service (Andreasen); Monkey Business Whitsunday Pty Ltd (Farrell); Visa Global Logistics Pty Ltd (Davidson); Indigenous Land Corporation (McCaffrey); Westpac Banking Corporation (Liyanage); TNT Australia Pty Ltd (Dabley); Salera’s Jewellmasters (Kudssi); Principals Australia Institute Pty Ltd (Kumar); BMD Constructions Pty Ltd (Brandy); Visa Global Logistics Pty Ltd (Davidson); J.G Cleaning Contractors Pty Ltd (Hobson); Grosvenor Engineering Group (Knowles); Aymsteel Pty Limited (Lam); Milly Hill Pty Ltd (Deeth); Australian Islamic College of Sydney (Charaneka); NBN Co Ltd (Venkatesan); Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A (Chia); BOC Limited (Chand); Monash University (Lawlor); Catholic Education Office, Archdiocese of Sydney (O’Connell); Principals Australia Institute Pty Ltd (Kumar); Fremantle Ports (Maritime Union of Australia, The); Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd and Bi-Lo Pty Limited (Hart); and Max Solutions Pty Ltd (Tresize)

Employers due to appear in the Fair Work Commission today to answer unfair dismissal assertions include: F and N Hamza Pty Ltd (Constandaras), Curtin University of Technology (Geoghegan), Bunnings Group Ltd (Vaughan), Metrans Pty Ltd (Englehart), Synchronoss Software Australia Pty Ltd (Banadar), The Hutchins School (Anders), Coca Cola Amatil (Aust) Pty Ltd (Pahnelas), UGL Engineering Pty Ltd (Rayfield), The Trustee for CL Trust (Steele) and Darumbal Community Youth Services Inc (Atkins).

The companies/employers facing unfair dismissal claims today in the Fair Work Commission include: Woolworths Limited (Wright), Queensland Alumina Limited (Van Gool), Gulf Concrete Pty Ltd (Miller), Ebiz Co Australia Pty Ltd (Nanayakkara), Tarmac Qld Pty Ltd (Tanner), Tallent International (Goodall), Expost Pty Ltd (Sidhu), Cryovac Australia Pty Ltd (Liapis), Raffles College of Design and Commerce (Fanning), A Dalley Holdings (Smith), Rush Group Pty Ltd (Basley), Curtin University of Technology (Geoghegan), Eve O & G (Cox), Department of Human Services (Maude), New Evolution Ventures Australia Pty Ltd (Brookman), De Kun Holding (Aust) Pty Ltd (Yuan), Training Online Australia Pty Ltd (Irwin), Craven & Phillips Pty Ltd (Earls), NFI Pty Ltd (Waller), Tangentyere Council Inc (Liddle), Ecetera Pty Ltd (Moutinho), STW Communications Group Limited (Stuban) and Scott Page Motor Body Repairs (Baker).

All the companies listed are appearing in the Fair Work Commission today defending unfair dismissal assertions: Charles Sturt University (Lawless), NFI Pty Ltd (Waller), Ensign Australia Pty Ltd (Colwell), Ensign Australia Pty Ltd (Cootes), Asciano Pty Limited (Deering), Sydney International Container Terminals Pty Ltd (Kelaart), Investa Office Management Pty Ltd (Kolster), Parkes Courier Services Pty Ltd (O’Neil), Lower North Shore Community Transport Inc (Payne), Ballina Pharmacy Group Pty Ltd (Pilgrim), Ensign Australia Pty Ltd (Schell), Aircraft Maintenance Services Australia Pty Ltd (Mirza), Birla Nifty Pty Ltd (Bennett), Gardner Denver Industries Pty Ltd (Ruhland), Kids Paradise Long Street Pty Ltd (Wilkinson), Glad Security Pty Ltd (Louis), Hobby Habit (Cook), Orrcon Pty Ltd (Lockwood), Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Central Operations (Field), Alfred James & Sons Pty Ltd (Mulroney), University of Queensland (Frijters), FreshExchange Pty Ltd (Theyers), Wilmar Sugar Pty Ltd (Russell), Monash University (Lawlor) and MPH Agriculture Pty Ltd (Paul).

GM Holden Ltd is facing an unfair dismissal claim (Newbond).

Unfair dismissal claims before the Fair Work Commission today include the following companies: B J Ball Papers (Beavan); Myer Pty (ltd (Quaini); Cruising Yacht Club of SA (Molga); Fairmont Homes Group Pty Ltd (Nedeljkovic); Pharmacy Guild of Australia (Neagle); The Redcliffe Aero Club Pty Ltd (Loughnan); Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd (Merlino); North Queensland Bulk Ports Limited (Nixon); Iplex Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd (Burley); Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd (Merlino); Winton Motor Raceway Pty Ltd (Pearson); Cambewarra Estate (Behrens); Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre (Lea); Roadworx Surfacing Pty Ltd (Vella); Iplex Pipelines Australia Pty Ltd (Burley); JS & WJ Investments Pty Ltd (Kotwa); Hair Industrie Pty Ltd (Ostojic); Charles Sturt University (Lawless); Rainbow TV (Australia) Pty Ltd (Coroneos); Royal Wins Pty Ltd (Hopewell); Wisetech Global (Australia) Pty Ltd (Huang); Ertech Holdings Pty Ltd (Hawkes).