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Kahlani Pyrah.

Melbourne woman sacked in pay dispute takes Grill'd to court

A Melbourne woman has launched Federal Court action against fast-food company Grill'd, alleging she lost her job after complaining about being underpaid.

Kahlani Pyrah, a member of United Voice, said she received a flat rate that was less than the award wage and did not receive the shift loadings she was entitled to, while working at the Camberwell outlet.

Pyrah queried the payments with her employer who agreed to compensate the workers for their underpayment, but no extra payments were given and 11 days later she was sacked.

Adani sacks project team from Carmichael mine

Work on the Carmichael coalmine in Queensland has ground to a halt and Adani has dissolved the 50-member project management team involved in taking the mine, port and rail project to construction. Only a small legal and approvals team was still engaged in the project.

Those dismissed included key potential investor, Korean steelmaker Posco, whose equity stakes were worth $1 billion from Korean banks.

Tim Buckley from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis said: “Korea was the major funder supposedly on the book. This is a major body blow. It’s probably the death knell.”

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