ARTIO to hold free IR information sessions


ARTIO will hold free information sessions across the country to brief truck operators on new workplace laws

September 2, 2009

The Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation (ARTIO) will hold free information sessions across the country to brief truck operators on new workplace laws.

The briefings will begin in September and will be held by lawyers with specialist qualifications in industrial relations and a comprehensive understanding of the transport industry.

More than 60 briefings will be held in over 50 metropolitan, rural and remote locations in all states and in the Northern Territory to explain the industrial relations reforms introduced by the Rudd Government.

ARTIO Secretary and Treasurer Philip Lovel says the sessions will help operators meet their obligations under the new laws, which reinstated unfair dismissal provisions.

"These briefings will give employers a sound understanding of their legal obligations and how the apply to the particular circumstances that affect truck and bus transport operations," Lovel says.

"Further, the industrial relations world has changed; no longer can companies think they are outside the award system, everyone is now covered."

Travis Degen, Andy O’Brien and Paul Ryan will lead the briefings.

Those requiring more information can contact Lovel on 03 9646 8590 or Ryan on 0415 331 031.

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