National Workplace Relations laws need to change

Friday, Mar 27, 2015

SAWIA submission to the National Workplace Relations Inquiry

A submission from the wine industry to the Productivity Commission’s national workplace relations review has highlighted the need for comprehensive reforms to the federal workplace relations laws. The current system is overly complex, inflexible and consists of unnecessary red-tape.

The detailed submission prepared by the South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) in collaboration with the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia (WFA) contains 22 recommendations.

The Productivity Commission’s review includes the Fair Work Act 2009 (FWA), the Independent Contractors Act 2006, enterprise agreements, Modern Awards, and institutions operating under the Act, including the Fair Work Commission and the Fair Work Ombudsman.

SAWIA and WFA intends to participate in the Productivity Commission’s public hearings scheduled for August/September 2015.