15 December 2004
Unionists Take Seats on Partnership Centre Advisory Board
The Partnership Resource Centre will help to develop new forms of engagement between employers and unions, and realise the full potential of the Employment Relations Act, Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson said today.
Two senior trade unionists – PSA national secretary Richard Wagstaff and EPMU assistant national secretary Rosalie Webster – have been appointed to the centre’s advisory board that’s just been announced.
The centre was set up to support good faith relationships between unions and employers and presented a challenge to private sector employers and unions to engage on the issues that are vital to the country’s future, Ross Wilson said.
"Engagement between unions, employers and Government on key issues such as skill development, productivity, and workplace organisation is vital.
"For unions, such engagement should be made on an independent basis with active membership participation."