ON behalf of its national membership, AREEA has written to Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash raising serious concerns about the operation of Australia’s workplace relations tribunal and workplace relations laws.
In the detailed correspondence to Minister Cash, AREEA chief executive Steve Knott says the national workplace tribunal, the Fair Work Commission, is ‘failing to support the interests of employers and employees’ and requires an urgent review.
The letter also reiterates the key challenges of resource employers operating under the Fair Work Act 2009, as identified in AREEA’s 2016 pre-election member survey, and urges the minister to pursue an active agenda of workplace relations reform, including acting on recommendations arising from the Productivity Commission’s review in 2015.
Click here to read AREEA chief executive Steve Knott’s letter to Minister for Employment Michaelia Cash. To provide feedback or get involved with AREEA’s workplace relations campaign, contact AREEA head of policy Scott Barklamb via [email protected]