Author: BrianB

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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11 Nov Harmonised OHS Legislation

TTIA along with TABMA (Timber and Building Merchants Association) has sent an open letter to the NSW Premier in support of the harmonised OHS legislation throughout Australia.  Below is a copy of the letter. "HARMONISED OH&S LEGISLATION THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA The Timber Trade Industrial Association (TTIA) and Timber...

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22 Sep Changes to Timber Award

As a result of an application and a hearing of Fair Work Australia, certain variations of the Award have been made which apply immediately. HAULAGE DRIVERS The first is the inclusion of haulage drivers to the Award.  Through the award modernisation process the imported classification for drivers had...

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26 Jul Workplace Bullying

Stamping out workplace bullying is everyone’s responsibility WorkCover is stepping up the fight against workplace bullying with a new awareness campaign launched on 17 June 2010.  The following is a media release issued by Michael Daley, NSW Minister for Police & Finance: “Over the past two...

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20 Jun Paid Parental Leave

TTIA Members will no doubt have heard and seen media reports regarding the new Paid Parental Leave scheme due to come into effect on 1 January 2011.  Although the details will not be finalised until the end of the month, below is a resumé of...

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17 Jun Wage Increase 2010

Annual Wage Review  The Minimum Wage Panel of Fair Work Australia has handed down its first Annual Wage Review under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Fair Work Act). The Minimum Wage Panel of Fair Work Australia (the Panel) was established under the Fair Work Act. The Panel...

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20 May National Employment Std.

National Employment Standards Members may be aware that the Government recently announced the terms of the new National Employment Standards (NES).  The NES are to apply to all employees nationally when the new industrial relations system commences operation on 1 January 2010. These...

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21 May Worker’s Comp. Insurance

Worker’s Compensation Insurance - Industry Feedback TTIA Members have consistently provided feedback that the impact of workers’ compensation costs are either a major and often unsustainable cost.  The main areas of concern for Members relate to the costs to their organisation, the ...

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20 May Superannuation changes

REMINDER: SUPERANNUATION CHANGES FOR ORDINARY TIME EARNINGS COMMENCED 1 JULY 2008 Members are reminded that from 1 July 2008 employers must comply with the standardised earnings base (now based on ordinary time earnings) for calculating superannuation contributions under the Federal Superannuation Guarantee legislation. Employers using alternative earnings bases...

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20 Jun Interactive CD – Manual

Interactive CD – Manual Handling for Frame & Truss Workers TTIA have been asked to promote this interactive CD which has been developed through funding by the Commonwealth Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) Workplace English Language and Literacy (WELL) Programme. ...

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