1386584114_Minion-reading-iconIf you have ever wanted to “officially” have your say about how right, wrong or otherwise you think Australia’s workplace relations framework is performing, then now is the time!

Australians are being urged to get on board with the Productivity Commission’s (PC) inquiry into the workplace relations framework.

Workwise visited the Commission’s website earlier today to find out more and according to information provided there, the workplace relations framework which includes the ‘Fair Work Act 2009, focussing on key social and economic indicators important to the wellbeing, productivity and competitiveness of Australia and its people” will be assessed.

Some of the matters included in the assessment will be of particular interest to Workwise clients because they have been the basis of many enquiries that we have received over the past few years.

Matters up for assessment include:

  • the ability for employers to flexibly manage and engage with their employees
  • barriers to bargaining
  • industrial conflict and days lost due to industrial action
  • appropriate scope for independent contracting
  • productivity, competitiveness and business investment

If you feel strongly enough and would like to put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), you can register your interest on the PC’s website.

Here’s the link for you:  http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/workplace-relations

The Productivity Commission’s final report is due to be provided to Government in November this year.

As updates are released, Workwise will post them to our LinkedIn Company Page – if you haven’t followed us on LinkedIn yet, then just click on the LinkedIn logo to the right of this Bulletin and it will take you there, or search Workwise Advisory Services in LinkedIn.

If you have queries about your workplace, don’t forget, Members can phone us for advice on (08) 9792 4451 and it’s FREE!