The NSW Government, the Public Service Association of NSW and the Labor Council of NSW all share a commitment to the development of strong consultative arrangements in NSW public service, workplaces. This consultation is consistent with the provisions for consultation and participation in the NSW Industrial Relations Act 1996 and reflects the belief of the parties that employees should have the opportunity to influence their work and their environment.
The experience of a large number of organisations demonstrates the effectiveness of a cooperative and participative approach. This is evidenced in their achievements in areas such as: workplace reform; restructuring; the introduction of new technology; training and development; occupational health and safety; and flexible work practices.
The Consultative Arrangements: Policy and Guidelines has been developed in order to assist public service organisations to integrate consultative practices into their efforts to achieve productive reform in the workplace. It has been endorsed by both the Public Service Association of NSW and the Labor Council of NSW.
Organisations are required to review their current consultative arrangements and to implement the policy and procedures that are outlined in the Consultative Arrangements: Policy and Guidelines.
If you require any further information please contact Wendy Barrett on telephone number (02) 9228 3568.
C Gellatly Director-General