The Fair Work Commission ruling we are not employees should not stop our struggle says Faithworkers Alliance, the ‘union’ for ministers

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When the Fair Work Commission turned down an unfair dismissal claim brought by evangelical minister Hedley Fihaki against the Uniting Church in Australia’s (UCA) Queensland Synod (region), it ruled that UCA ministers are not employees. “There were previous court cases… Continue Reading


Fair Work Commission tells minister Hedley Fihaki – you are not an employee, but Uniting Church could have sacked you even if you were

Hedley Fihaki

Anglican ministers and Catholic Priests have NOT been historically regarded as “employees” of their churches. Now Uniting Church ministers have been found to fall into the same group – people who have a “spiritual covenant” or hold “office” in a… Continue Reading