Workforce Conference 2011
Reforming Australia’s industrial relations system is no productivity quick fix, Treasury secretary Dr Martin Parkinson says.
“Unfortunately some of the comments … that you see in the press about industrial relations seem to think that it is a magic bullet – well it’s not,” Parkinson told delegates at the Australian Industry Group national forum on September 19.
Speaking at the Workforce Conference in Sydney on September 5, AiGroup Chief Executive Heather Ridout and AWU National Secretary Paul Howes both discussed the causes of low productivity rates and whether AWAs should be brought back.
This year’s 10th Workforce Conference in Sydney on September 5 is shaping up as the must-go event on the IR calendar. Covering topics such as productivity vs job security, doing business under the Fair Work Act, the future of IR in NSW, the skills challenge and the role of international union action.
There’s a fraction too much friction, Does the Fair Work Act cause more conflict than it resolves? September 5, Sydney. Hear Australian Industry Group’s Heather Ridout identify what employers believe needs to change in the Act, and why. Sydney University’s Professor Joellen Riley will run the rule through the Fair Work Act’s adverse action provisions. ...more
Speakers include Heather Ridout, Ged Kearney, Peter Anderson, Paul Howes, Paddy Crumlin, Dean Mighell, Prof Joellen Riley, Dave Oliver, Dick Grozier, Kamal Farouque, Sally McManus and more!
Professor Joellen Riley from the University of Sydney will discuss Stephens v Australia Post implications and other important adverse action cases at the 10th Workforce conference in Sydney on September 5.