Department of Premier and Cabinet
Category
Department of Premier and Cabinet Circular
Identifier
P1996-41
Status
Archived

P1996-41 Briefing on NSW Industrial Relations Act 1996 - Impact on The Public Sector

Description:

The New South Wales Industrial Relations Act 1996 is expected to commence operation in early September this year. The Act introduces a new industrial relations framework which promotes workplace reform, while at the same time, maintaining appropriate standards of fairness and the protection of employee rights.

ndustrial relations framework which promotes workplace reform, while at the same time, maintaining appropriate standards of fairness and the protection of employee rights.

The Act contains major changes in a number of areas. The Industrial Relations Commission is to be merged with the Industrial Court and to be given the increased powers in respect of: establishing principles for enterprise bargaining and part-time work; making and varying awards on a flexible basis; and dealing with industrial disputes and industrial action. There are major provisions relating to EEO and pay equity. The "interest/rights" dichotomy, which proved to be one of the more notably unworkable aspects of the 1991 Act is not carried forward to the new Act.

The Royal Institute of Public Administration Australia in conjunction with the Public Employment Office and the Department of Industrial Relations, will be conducting a briefing session on the new Act. Given the significant changes contained in the Act, I would highly recommend the briefing session to the employee relations, personnel management, corporate services and human resources staff in your organisation. As outlined in the attached program all topics and speakers will deal with the impact of the new Act on public sector organisations.

The briefing session is to be held on 16 August 1996 from 9.00am to 12noon at Level 41 of Governor Macquarie Tower, Sydney. The cost is $40 per nominee. Your organisation's nominations are sought by the attached form by 8 August 1996.

Any enquiries on this matter should be directed to Elizabeth Ivory on telephone number 9228 5225.

KEN CRIPPS
Commissioner

RIPAA NSW Division

Royal Institute of Public Administration Australia

NSW INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1996

Impact on the Public Sector

In conjunction with the Public Employment Office and the Department of Industrial Relations

BRIEFING SESSION 
16th August 1996

Venue: Level 41, Governor Macquarie Tower
1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Time: 9.0am- 12 noon.

Program Fee: $40.00 (includes refreshments)

Space is limited and booking essential.

Please fax this registration by Thursday 8th August.

Registration Form

FAX TO RIPAA ON (02) 241 1920 or PHONE (02) 228 5225

Contact Person Elizabeth Ivory

Name Title .................................
Organisation .....................................................
Address ....................................................................................................................................

Telephone Fax ....................................................................

Paying by: Cheque Attached Following Please Invoice
Card No.: .........................................................

Cardholder Name Signature ..............................................

NSW INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1996 IMPACT ON THE PUBLIC SECTOR

BRIEFING SESSION for employee relations, personnel management, corporate services and human resources staff.

The Royal Institute of Public Administration Australia

in conjunction with

The Public Employment Office and the Department of Industrial Relations
PROGRAM

9.00am Registration

9.15 Welcome Address
Wendy Barrett. Manager Monitoring and Co-ordination, PEO

9.20 Opening Remarks
Gary Donnison, Assistant Director General (Policy). DIR

9.30 Outline of Major Provisions - The Industrial Relations Act as Framework for Facilitating Workplace Reform
Patti Houston, Principal Policy Officer, DIR

10.00 Impact of the Act on the Framework Documents and Enterprise Bargaining in the Public Sector
Ian Peters, Director Employee Relations, PEO

MORNING TEA

10.45 Impact of the Act on Pay Equity in the Public Sector
Speaker from the Women's Equity Bureau, DIR

11.15 Unfair Dismissals and the Act
Tony Nicod, Solicitor Senior Industrial Officer. PEO

11 30 Panel Discussion
Mick Tiltman, Managing Industrial Relations. NSW POLICE
Deidre Hunter Manager Industrial Relations, (CORRECTIVE SERVICES
Andrew Dungan, Director Industrial Relations, DTEC TAFE
Jim Medd, Manager Client Services. PEO

12.00 Closing Remarks