Fair Work laws still problematic: Ai Group

A new analysis paper released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) suggests that the Fair Work bargaining laws are still far from settled.

A new analysis paper released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) suggests that the Fair Work bargaining laws are still far from settled.

Twelve months after their initiation, the Fair Work bargaining laws have required intervention from Ai Group on a number of occasions, according to Ai Group chief executive, Heather Ridout.

“A very large number of decisions have been made by Fair Work Australia (FWA) under the new laws and it has been necessary for Ai Group to intervene in a large number of Full Bench cases dealing with critical principles to ensure that the laws work as intended,” Ridout said.

“Ai Group will continue to monitor developments closely and to pursue legislative amendments where problems become apparent.

“It is vital that Australia maintain a fair and productive workplace relations system which enables Australian employers to remain flexible and globally competitive.”