Post offices Industrial relations

From 1 January 2010, several changes to Australia’s workplace laws came into effect.  The changes included the introduction of new National Employment Standards and many State employers moving into the national system.

National Employment Standards

The Fair Work Act introduced a set of ten minimum workplace standards known as the National Employment Standards.  These standards apply to all employers and employees in the national workplace relations system.

Fair Work Information Statement

Employers must now provide any new employees with a copy of the Fair Work Information Statement as soon as possible after they commence employment.  (This is one of the ten National Employment Standards.)

The Fair Work Information Statement summarises the National Employment Standards and contains other information regarding termination of employment, freedom of association, transfer of business and other matters.

The Fair Work Information Statement can be posted, emailed, faxed or given personally to the new employee.