It’s time for you to take advantage of the Federal Government’s WorkChoices changes.
A lot has happened over the past month since the introduction of WorkChoices. While we have been in a relative vacuum of information on implementation dates, the regulations and some of the finer points of the legislation, the association has been furiously developing materials and policies to guide you through the maze. Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) has been very supportive of the reforms. There is no doubt that if properly managed they will create a better place than where you are today. There will be greater flexibility in how you manage your workforce, for many the unfair dismissals regime will be no more and the safety net wage increases awarded each year will better reflect reality.
It is still unclear whether the associations will receive government funding to hold workshops around the country, despite the government launching a $7 million fund to support such programs. State associations will, however, be offering seminars to help you understand the changes and R&CA has created a resource they can use to conduct these sessions. This publication is also available on the association website at www.restaurantcater.asn.au. For information on the workshops call 1300 722 878 (1300 RCAUST)—option 1. Contact your state association and let them help you to make the changes at the right time to reap maximum reward. Also, please register for the seminars outlined in the brochure that is an insert to this magazine.
CEO, Restaurant & Catering Australia