Workplace Relations

The current workplace relations framework was designed for a bygone era and is inefficient and complex, especially for small business. It promotes an adversarial approach and is incompatible with the future of the world of work in a modern Australian economy operating in a globally competitive environment.  

Australia needs a workplace relations framework that is genuinely fair for both business and employees, is pro-employment, small business friendly and provides greater flexibility to make our workplaces more productive and competitive. 

We believe Western Australia’s workplace relations system should encourage and support job creation, deliver flexibility for both employers and employees and remain simple and practical.

We’re working for

  • Supporting workplace laws built on the principle of direct engagement and cooperation between employers and employees to ensure businesses remain competitive, flexible and responsive to the changing demands of the market. 
  • Advocating for a regulatory framework that encourages and supports business growth, investment and job creation.  
  • Reducing business compliance costs and complexity to ensure workplace regulations are easily understood by employers and employees, particularly small business. 
  • Ensuring productive, profitable and sustainable businesses will create more jobs, deliver higher earnings and increased living standards.  

What we’ve been up to

Advocating for a single industrial relations system to apply to the Western Australian private sector.

Making the case for fixing Enterprise Agreements using the experiences of Western Australian businesses to highlight existing problems.

Promoting responsible increases to wage rates through the State and National Wage Case proceedings.

Supporting reforms that ensure unions act lawfully when representing their members.