RSRT working groups formed for work program


Employers’ and drivers’ sides coalesce to tackle second annual work program issues

RSRT working groups formed for work program
There is action occurring at the RSRT

 

While its future may remain clouded, industry participants in the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) are getting on with negotiations.

Split on traditional lines, participants have formed two working groups to tackle the issues arising from on the second annual work program of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) and on party-proposed road safety remuneration orders, Deputy President Ingrid Asbury reports.

The groups comprise: organisations that employ and/or engage owner drivers and associations that represent those organisations; drivers and drivers' organisations.

"The working group of organisations that employ and/or engage owner drivers and associations that represent them is continuing to explore whether a position can be developed," Asbury states.

"That working group has agreed to provide a response/proposal to the drivers and drivers' organisations by 30 May 2014.

"It was agreed that the process of conciliation would continue for a sufficient period to allow the working group comprising drivers and driver organisations to consider the response/proposal put by the working group comprising organisations that employ and/or engage owner drivers and associations that represent them."

The matters are to be listed before the President of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal for mention in the week commencing June 2.

Depending on the positions of the parties following May 30, a further conciliation conference will be scheduled. Alternatively, the matter can be programmed for hearing.

In December, the RSRT said its second annual work program will see it examine

  • the road transport and distribution industry within the meaning of the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010 as in force on July 1, 2012, in respect of the provision by a road transport driver of a road transport service wholly or substantially in relation to goods, wares, merchandise, material or anything whatsoever destined for sale or hire by a supermarket chain
  • the sectors in long distance operations in the private transport industry within the meaning of the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 as in force on July 1, 2012
  • the sectors in the cash in transit industry within the meaning of the Transport (Cash in Transit) Award 2010 as in force on July 1, 2012.

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