Tuesday, 15 August 2017 09:36

The Motor Trade Association's need your comments on an imminent review of flexible working arrangements for some employees with parenting and / or caring responsibilities.

The Fair Work Commission is currently considering an ACTU claim to include new provisions in virtually all modern awards that would give some employees with parenting and/or caring responsibilities a right to determine their days of work and starting/finishing times.

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Motor Trade Association WA with MTA NSW, VACC and MTASA has joined with other employer groups to conduct a survey of employers in order to understand the potential impact of the proposal.

We are writing to request that you participate in this important survey.

The survey contains a small number of questions and will take approximately 5 – 10 minutes to complete.

Where you are required to provide a written response to a question it would be appreciated if you could provide a detailed reason for your answer.

In order to assist us to prepare our response to the claims please complete the survey by Friday, 8 September 2017.

If you need any assistance, or have a question about the survey, please contact Kevin Hoang on 03 9829 1124

ACTU Proposal

You can download the full ACTU Revised Family Friendly Working Hours Clause HERE.  An overview is below:

  • An employee is entitled to Family Friendly Working Hours to accommodate their parenting responsibilities.

  • An employee with parenting responsibilities on Family Friendly Working Hours has a right to revert to their former working hours for a period not exceeding two years from the date of the commencement of the Family Friendly Working Hours; or a later time by agreement.

  • Family Friendly Working Hours means an employees position which means the position, including status, location and remuneration that the employee held immediately before the commencement of the Family Friendly Working Hours.

  • To be entitled to Family Friendly Working Hours the employee must have completed at least six months continuous service.

  • An employee is not required to exhaust any existing leave entitlements before being entitled to Family Friendly Working Hours under this clause

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