On 5 June the Minister for Industrial Relations (the Hon Sophie Cotsis) and the Treasurer (the Hon Daniel Mookhey) announced the establishment of an Industrial Relations Taskforce.
The taskforce will conduct its work with a view to:
Adding a new, more consultative interest based bargaining stream to allow frontline workers and their representatives to engage with Government agencies to identify savings and productivity gains in exchange for pay increases;
Ensuring the Industrial Relations Commission is independent, properly resourced and with real powers to prevent and settle industrial disputes;
Review the scope of the commission to address and resolve work health and safety issues or related workplace matters within the state jurisdiction.
The Government has appointed Anna Booth, former Deputy President of the Fair Work Commission and Roger Boland, former President of the Industrial Relations Commission and judge of the Industrial Court of NSW.
A Taxi Owner was prosecuted for failing to keep three different types of records required to be kept by bailors. The bailor pleaded guilty to failing to keep three different types of records required to be kept by an industrial instrument. The Bailor was fined $600 for each of the three failures, totalling $1800.
If you wish to know more about NSW Industrial Relations prosecution outcomes, visit our dedicated Prosecution Outcomes page.
Industrial Relations Seminar: Negotiating a Better Way Forward
We are delighted to inform you that on the 19th of September, NSW Industrial Relations proudly hosted an insightful seminar featuring the esteemed Professor Mark Bray. The focal point of this seminar was an introductory exploration of the diverse negotiation styles that can be used in public sector industrial relations.
NSW Industrial Relations has created an eLearning Module to help the Taxi Industry get a better understanding of the Taxi Industry (Contract Drivers) Contract Determination 1984. This easy to follow eLearning Module will take approximately 10-15 minutes for you to complete, providing you with a easy to understand overview of the Determination.