Telesales award update 25/9/97

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Telesales award update 25/9/97

Employer parties have again expressed their opposition to the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) application for a Telesales Award.

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Employer parties have again expressed their opposition to the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) application for a Telesales Award.

In relation to the application for a Telesales Award, Justice Schmidt of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission directed interested parties to confer. A meeting was subsequently held at the offices of the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association (SDA) on 23 September 1997.

Employer parties again expressed their opposition to the application because the work sought to be covered by the award is so broadly and vaguely defined that the scope of coverage is unclear.

Employer parties also expressed concerns with the manner in which the SDA has handled the application so far, with the union providing little if any response to issues previously raised by employers.

Both the Federated Clerks Union (FCU) and the National Union of Workers (NUW) were present at the meeting. They too expressed serious concerns with the SDA’s application.

The matter is currently listed for further Report Back in the Commission on 17 October 1997. However, all the employer parties present at the meeting, together with the NUW and the FCU, called on the SDA to contact the Commission to vacate that date. It would be difficult for the other parties to proceed until the SDA clarifies its position in regard to the scope of the award.

 

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