CCI IR Conference

Event Date: 
27 March 2012
Pan Pacific Hotel

Employee rights vs. employer responsibilities - has the pendulum swung too far?

The Fair Work Act was implemented on the basis of establishing fairness and balancing the "interests of employers and employees" and "the granting of rights and the imposition of responsibilities"*.

As it approaches its 3rd birthday, employers, employees and their representatives have had the opportunity to put the legislation to the test, both in practice and through the courts and tribunals.

Drawing upon the experiences of employers, unions and academics the 2012 CCI IR Conference will to explore if the legislation has achieved its aim of balancing employee rights with employer responsibilities or whether the pendulum has swung too far.

*Fair Work Bill 2008, Second Reading Speech, Hon Julia Gillard.

Welcome - 8.40am - 8.50am
James Pearson, Chief Executive | Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA

Session 1 - 8.50am - 9.20am
David Anderson, Chief Executive Officer | Ports Australia
Ports, productivity and workplace relations

Session 2 - 9.20am - 10.15am
Professor Andrew Stewart, John Bray Professor of Law | University of Adelaide
Getting the balance right: what is to be done with the Fair Work Act?

Session 3 - 10.15am - 10.45am
Geoff Blyth, General Manager - Workplace Relations | Compass Group
Agreement making under force fed collectivism

Morning tea - 10.45am - 11.05am

Session 4 - 11.05am - 11.45am
Dave Sproule, Employee Relations Director | Woodside Energy
Illegal strike action and its impact on the Woodside Pluto Project

Session 5 - 11.45am - 12.15pm
Martina Ivanovski, Employee Relations Lawyer | Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
General protections - the extension of employee rights

Networking Lunch - 12.15pm - 1.00pm

Session 6 - 1.00pm - 1.30pm
Will Tracey, Assistant Secretary | Maritime Union of Australia
Employee rights vs. employer responsibilities

Session 7 - 1.30pm - 2.10pm
Paul Moss, Manager - Employee Relations Consulting | Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Managing Union Right of Entry

Afternoon tea - 2.10pm - 2.30pm

Session 8 - 2.30pm - 3.00pm

Session 9 - 3.00pm - 3.45pm
Karen Schoble, Senior Employee Relations Consultant | Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA
Social media - managing the risk

Vote of Thanks and Conclusion - 3.45pm - 4.00pm

Who should attend
IR Directors
General Managers
Employee Relations Managers and Advisers
Industrial Relations Managers and Advisers
HR Managers
HR Officers and Advisers
Training Managers and Advisers

Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA
9365 7500
9365 7550
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