On 12 September 2012 the NSW Government announced that the industrial relations portfolio would be transferred to the NSW Treasury Cluster.
The Minister for Industrial Relations is the Hon. (Mike) Michael Bruce BAIRD, MP who is also the Treasurer.
NSW Industrial Relation's (NSW IR) primary responsibilities are to monitor wages, employment rights, obligations and employment conditions in NSW.
NSW IR works in partnership with the Commonwealth’s Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure NSW private sector businesses comply with their responsibilities under the national workplace relations system.
NSW IR also administers NSW laws regulating shop trading hours, public holidays and long service leave and delivers a comprehensive education program, including workshops and presentations. This includes a dedicated unit to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in NSW understand their rights and responsibilities as employees, employers and managers.
Strategic policy and advice to the Government on public sector industrial relations issues.
Support to public sector agencies on industrial relations matters and in proceedings before the NSW Industrial Relations Commission and Fair Work Commission.
If you would like further information or assistance on NSW IR services or information on NSW industrial relations laws you can contact NSW Industrial Relations on 131 628 or visit your nearest NSW IR office.