October 2011

13 Oct New Legal Officer for TTIA

The Association is pleased to advise that Janet Gilbert has accepted the appointment of Legal Officer following the departure of Janet Williams.  Janet comes to the Association with an impressive education background with a Masters in Law (Hons), as well as further industrial relations and...

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05 Oct TREE FELLING ALERT FOR LOGGERS

SAFETY ALERT - WorkCover NSW and NSW Government Tree felling This safety alert highlights the dangers of manual tree felling and provides information on safer timber harvesting practices. Background Since July 2001, 22 workers have been fatally injured in tree felling operations. Fifteen of these fatalities occurred during manual...

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03 Jun NATIONAL WAGE INCREASE

On the 3 June 2011 Fair Work Australia handed down its second wage decision which will take effect on the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2011. Whilst some media have reported the new wage increase as being $19.40, Members are advised that...

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30 May MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE 2011

Fair Work Australia is currently considering submissions in relation to the 2011 Minimum Wage increase that will apply to all Modern Awards from the first pay period commencing on or after 1 July 2011. Final consultations have taken place and the decision will be issued in...

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15 Feb NSW State Award System

Employers in the timber industry should be aware that on 1 January 2010, private sector NSW employers and employees previously covered by the NSW state award system (mainly sole traders and partnerships) moved into the national workplace relations system administered by the federal government.  All...

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