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Mine forced to re-hire worker after Fair Work case

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:38:00 AM



Rehired worker after Fair Work case

After being sacked, a highly paid mine worker received a $100,000 Fair Work Commission payout and is now back working at the same mine.

After the details of the situation that led to Peter Watts being sacked were presented in a Fair Work case, he was awarded $103,427.54 from the Oaky Creek Coal mine.

According to Fair Work documents, the long-running working relationship between Mr Watts, a supervisor, and his colleague at Oaky Creek Coal mine ended with complaints of "hostile, intimidating, and threatening" behaviour and the unfair sacking of Mr Watts.

Mr Watts became a sales assistant at his brother-in-law's company after he was sacked, with his salary dropping by more than $100,000. The mine has now been forced to re-employ him for no less than the salary he left on, which was in excess of $140,000.



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After being sacked, a highly paid mine worker received a $100,000 Fair Work Commission payout and is now back working at the same mine. After the details of the situation that led to Peter Watts being sacked were presented in a Fair Work case, he was awarded $103,427.54 from the Oaky Creek ....


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