Fair Work Australia on 17 November 2011 announced a review of the modern awards.
Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2009 requires Fair Work Australia to conduct a review of all modern awards (including transitional provisions), other than modern enterprise awards and State reference public sector modern awards, as soon as practicable after the second anniversary of the Fair Work (safety net provisions) commencement day.
The Australian Newsagents' Federation (ANF), NANA and other State Newsagent Associations are preparing a submission as well as an application to vary the General Retail Industry Award MA000004 as part of this review.
We are pleased to have this opportunity to provide our Members’ views and to respond to this first review on the introduction of Modern Awards.
We have prepared a survey to collate members views and would appreciate members taking the 5-10 minutes approx. required to share your experiences with us. We appreciate your support.