Sda give up on telesales award

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Sda give up on telesales award

The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) withdrew their application for a telesales industrial committee and award today.

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The Shop Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) withdrew their application for a telesales industrial committee and award today.

As reported in HR Link 43/98 (17 April 1998) and 57/98 (20 May 1998) the SDA had applied to establish a telesales industrial committee and ultimately a Telesales State Award. The union has now decided not to pursue the application and both matters have been discontinued.

Australian Business (ABL) has always strongly opposed the SDA’s application for an award covering telesales. On several occasions during proceedings before the NSW Industrial Relations Commission ABL requested that the application be dismissed. During meetings attended by both union and employer parties objecting to the applications, ABL voiced its concern that the areas of work that the SDA were looking to cover under the industrial committee were already conveniently covered by current industrial awards.

This is a good result for ABL and its members. The effect of this matter not being pursued by the SDA is that the clear application of current industrial committees will continue, thereby reducing the potential for confusion in the coverage of industrial committees.

 

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