Recently Julia Gillard (Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) announced that funding offers have now been made for Fair Work Education and Information program.
Essentially the Government is working to ensure that all everyone understands the new workplace relations system and a total of $12.9m has been offered in grants to the organisations below.
ACT Chamber of Commerce
Aged and Community Services Australia
Australian Mines and Metals Association
Australian Chamber Alliance
Australian Council of Trade Unions
Australian Hotels Association
Australian Human Resources Institute
Australian Industry Group
Australian Retailers Association
Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation
Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia
Master Builders Association
Master Grocers Association
National Farmers’ Federation
National Retail Association
Recruitment and Consulting Services Association Ltd
Restaurant and Catering Australia
Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce
These organisations will provide information and education services to employees, employers and small business operators about the Fair Work Act and how it will affect them.
For more information on these education programs you can visit the Fair Work Act website.
You may have noticed that AHRI have been provided with funding in the above allocation, and as a HR Professional you might like to check their services out.
AHRI has teamed up with Holding Redlich lawyers to develop a Fair Work Assist Resource Centre.
Resources provided by AHRI include:
• A free and interactive website
• Online fact sheets
• Online discussion forum
• ‘Ask the expert’ (and receive a response within three days)
• Phone hotline (to speak to an industrial relations expert)
• 45 information seminars
• AHRI e-learning module (available later in the year).
Get a head start and visit the website today which is http://www.fairworkaustralia.ahri.com.au/