Modern Awards

AFEI has been actively involved in the award modernisation process and in the 2012 modern award review. We make  written submissions on members' behalf, appear at consultation sessions and made further presentations so that your views are represented at each stage of the process.

We have put forward our propositions on the appropriate coverage and content of modern awards. We identified specific features in  the draft awards which increase costs for employers or present other problems. We have argued that for each award, the AIRC  and subsequently Fair Work Australia should consider in detail what provisions will cost employers, their operative effect and the adverse impact  they may have on job creation.

Once modern awards became operative, we have sought variations to those awards where provisions were unworkable and costly, or in need of clarity. We are now involved in 2012 modern award review.