FWC proposes new protected action ballot rules

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FWC proposes new protected action ballot rules

The FWC has issued draft amendments to its rules for dealing with applications for protected action ballot orders and is seeking comments by the end of this week.

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The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has issued draft amendments to its rules for dealing with applications for protected action ballot orders and is seeking comments by the end of this week.

The Commission says the changes to the rules are to “facilitate the streamlining” of its processes within the legislative timeframe.

The changes are:
  • Rule 31(1): to require a statutory declaration (new Form F34B) to accompany the application (Form F34) which will allow uncontested applications to be dealt with “on the papers”, and
  • Rule 31(2): to be removed, as rules 13 to 16 provide for lodgment of documents. 
The proposed changes to Rule 31 can be viewed on the Consultation page of the FWC website, with the current and suggested changes side-by-side.

Comments

Comments on the draft Fair Work Commission Amendment (Applications for Protected Action Ballot Orders) Rules 2016 should be emailed to amod@fwc.gov.au by close of business on Friday, 16 December 2016.
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