Employers oppose extended coverage of clerks award

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Employers oppose extended coverage of clerks award

The Chamber of Manufactures of New South Wales (Industrial) and various other NSW employer organisations have told the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW that the Clerks Union’s proposal to incorporate the term ‘Administrative Officer’ into the Clerks (State) Consolidated Award [SPLINTER 4155, 027, 5044, 4183] Award should be refused.

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The Chamber of Manufactures of New South Wales (Industrial) and various other NSW employer organisations have told the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW that the Clerks Union’s proposal to incorporate the term ‘Administrative Officer’ into the Clerks (State) Consolidated Award [SPLINTER 4155, 027, 5044, 4183] Award should be refused.

In the long running Clerks’ Case employers also submitted that the proposal to change the title of the award to ‘Clerical and Administrative Employees’ should, similarly, be dismissed.

Employers argued before the Commission that the description of ‘Administrative Officer’ in the award proposed by the Clerks Union would cover work which has traditionally been award free because it has been performed by managerial employees. The Clerks Union proposal was in substance an attempt to increase the scope of the award and that such an extension was without historical justification or merit.

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