New IR advisory body proposed for NSW

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New IR advisory body proposed for NSW

A proposed new industrial relations body in NSW will provide a forum for employers, employees and unions and other peak industrial stakeholders to consult with each other on key issues relating to the implementation and operation of the national Fair Work system at a state level

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A proposed new industrial relations body in New South Wales will provide a forum for employers, employees and unions and other peak industrial stakeholders to consult with each other on key issues relating to the implementation and operation of the national Fair Work system at a state level.
 
NSW IR Minister Paul Lynch yesterday introduced the Industrial Relations Council Bill 2010 which, if passed, would establish a 17-member Industrial Relations Advisory Council, made up of government, employer and employee representatives and legal professional associations. The Minister would act as Chair, and would appoint members for terms of up to three years, with the option for further terms.
 
Role of the Council
 
The Council would be required to meet at least twice a year ‘in the public interest’ in order to identify important matters that have been deliberated on by Fair work Australia in the National System including, but not limited to equal remuneration and national wage cases.
 
The Council would then provide the Minister with feedback and, in turn, the Minister would pursue the Council’s concerns either in the Workplace Relations Ministers’ Council or directly with the Commonwealth and other states with the purpose of ensuring all workplace relations principles are being met by the new system.
 
Lynch said that the Council, in addition to monitoring the national system, would assist the NSW Government in formulating and implementing IR policy.
 
Lynch motioned for the Bill to be agreed to in principle, but the debate has been adjourned for now.
 
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