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FWC Decision rejects Canon’s “jurisdictional objection” to GPS Tracking dispute

21 May 2018 By ASU

Members will recall that there was a Hearing in the FWC on the 28 February 2018 regarding Canon’s application arguing that the FWC did NOT have the jurisdiction to hear the dispute between the ASU and Canon concerning the GPS tracking of technician’s mobile phones. Last Friday, the Commission released its Decision where it said there was a dispute on the GPS tracking issue and therefore rejecting Canon’s jurisdictional objection.(see the attached Decision, particularly paragraphs 28, 30, 31, 37, 42, 44 and the Conclusion).

This means the ASU is now free to ask the Commission to list the GPS tracking dispute for Arbitration Hearing again.

However, members must note, that just because we won the Jurisdictional matter, this does NOT mean we will win the Arbitration case. They are 2 separate cases as is made clear in the attached Decision. The matter of the GPS tracking of mobile phones was not the subject of this current Decision. The GPS tracking issue will be fought out in the Arbitration case.

Members will be informed when the FWC decides the dates for the Arbitration Hearing.

If you have any questions, please contact your relevant ASU official. For details download the full bulletin here. icon Canon Bulletin - 21 May 2018

Contact Details
Name: Michael Rizzo, National Industrial Officer
Telephone: 03 9342 1400