Research, Not Hearsay, To Inform Employment Disputes Discussion
“Research informing the debate over employment disputes is welcome and will hopefully lead to a more level headed debate over employment protections for workers,” CTU president Helen Kelly said today.
Thegovernmenttoday released research into the resolution of workplace problems, with several proposals for considering changes to the system.
“The research found that the incidence of employment problems is low, and that the perceptions employers have of many large,informal payouts was not matched by the evidence.”
In many cases the compensation workers negotiate or are awarded through a personal grievance is minimal, and does not go far enough to rectify the loss of economic security their employment provided, Helen Kelly said. She said she hoped this would be one of the issues addressed in the future.
“Work rights, including the right to appeal against unfair dismissal, are there for a reason, and need to be supported and strengthened, not gotten rid off like National tried to do last year with their 90-Days-No-Rights bill.”