This morning, I’ll be putting the finishing touches to WorkAccord’s submission in response to the ACCC’s request for feedback on its proposed Class Exemption for Collective Bargaining. Submissions are due by 3 July 2019.
Staffing agencies would do well to have a close look at what the ACCC is proposing. I’m not sure that the $10 million turnover definition of”small business” works for high turn-over, low margin businesses that have significant labour and regulatory costs. There’s a risk of being caught out as the “weak link” in triangular and tiered arrangements – as the target of bargaining groups, but with no protection when dealing with host clients. That’s something I’m hoping to address.
Looking forward to a great webinar with Nina Harding and Peter Adler, put on by Resolution Institute at midday today. The topic:
Working with organisations, building alignments and making plans: A model for mediators to decode, strategise, develop plans and resolve conflict in organisations.
Then, this afternoon – back to collective bargaining, as I prepare my materials for WorkAccord’s webinar tomorrow (July 3) at 11.00am: Commercial Collective Bargaining: Opportunities & Threats.