Mandatory code of practice for clothing trades (NSW)

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Mandatory code of practice for clothing trades (NSW)

A proposed scheme for setting up a mandatory code of practice for the clothing trades in NSW primarily aims to assist clothing outworkers receive their lawful entitlements.

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A proposed scheme for setting up a mandatory code of practice for the clothing trades in NSW primarily aims to assist clothing outworkers receive their lawful entitlements.

Clothing outworkers in NSW are covered by the Clothing Trades (State) Award and other industrial instruments (such as enterprise agreements) under the NSW Industrial Relations Act 1996.

It is intended that the proposed scheme will complement the industry's existing voluntary Homeworkers Code of Practice in that it will apply to retailers, suppliers and their contractors who are not signatories to that Code.

The mandatory code of practice is to be known as the Ethical Clothing Trades Extended Responsibility Scheme.

For more information, download the Ethical Clothing Trades Extended Responsibility Scheme(pdf - 1,023Kb) and the Regulatory Impact Statement(pdf - 137Kb).

Interested parties are invited to submit written comments on the proposed Scheme. Submissions must be received by 5pm Friday 29 October 2004 and should be emailed to Melinda.Golding@oir.commerce.nsw.gov.auor sent to:

Analysis & Review Branch
Office of Industrial Relations
Level 3, 1 Oxford St
DARLINGHURST NSW 1300

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