AUSTRALIA - Hundreds of workers at a Queensland beef processing plant are to be paid thousands of dollars in bonuses, despite the fact that the agreement is being disputed by the meat workers union.
According to news reports the workers at Teys Beenleigh plant south of Brisbane are to be paid bonuses of between A$2000 and A$6000 on top of their wages under an agreement called the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.
The agreement was voted on by the workers a year ago and allows the company to share profits with the workers.
However according to a report in the Courrier Mail the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union is seeking to get the agreement overturned in the federal court, maintaining the workers had already done the work to ear n the pay iun the previous financial year.
Teys has said it will be going ahead with the bonus payments and the workers will be able to keep them whatever the outcome of the court hearing.
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