Industrial Relations ToolKit

NEWS: Definitions in modern awards have changed with casuals

As at 27 September 2021 all modern awards including the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020, are varied, from this date, to include the casual employment …

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NEWS: Definitions in modern awards have changed with casuals

As at 27 September 2021 all modern awards including the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020, are varied, from this date, to include the casual employment …

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Industrial Relations ToolKit

NEWS: Definitions in modern awards have changed with casuals

As at 27 September 2021 all modern awards including the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award 2020, are varied, from this date, to include the casual employment …

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This is the online home of the Australian Public Transport Industrial Association – the industrial relations arm of the Bus Industry Confederation.

APTIA represents the industry in the Fair Work Commission and in other industrial tribunals such as anti-discrimination boards. APTIA is a member, through the Bus Industry Confederation (BIC) the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and participates in meetings and discussions with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). APTIA also provides industrial advice and representation to Members and members of State Associations.

APTIA's Moving People Key National Priorities

  • The facilitation of broad industry members meeting to consider industrial relations issues and seek unity of purpose in decision making.
  • Monitoring and informing members on industrial relations matters, as they arise, including modern award interpretation, such as transition provisions, minimum engagements, flexibility and dispute resolution.
  • Coordinating with all APTIA members on work undertaken that has national and state implications including development of IR templates and correct rates of pay.
  • Representation for members to Fair Work Commission (FWC) in bargaining meetings for new enterprise agreements.

APTIA's Moving People Objectives

  • Represent and assist Members in negotiations relating to the settlement of disputes between employers and their employees.
  • Promote and protect the interests of Industry and Members.
  • Bring or refer matters to and represent members and/or interested persons before the Fair Work Commission or other arbitral tribunals or Courts that may exercise like jurisdiction to that of Fair Work Commission.
  • Represent Members and/or interested persons at conferences, meetings and discussions with unions and other organisations of employees or employers.
  • Represent and assist Members in negotiations relating to the settlement of disputes between members and their employees.
  • Represent the interests of Members in negotiating the establishment of and/or variation of industrial awards and agreements as defined by the Act.
  • Establish and maintain co-operation, collaboration and close relations with other organisations or associations having similar purposes.
  • Improve employee relations with their employees or with producers and distributors of services and manufactures to the industry and customers.
  • Secure all advantages of unity of action and to protect the interests of members in any lawful manner in all matters relating to the industry for Members.
  • Secure the aid of public opinion and government policy in the development and advancement of enterprises engaged in the industry.
  • Teach and instruct in the industry.
  • Promote or oppose legislative and other measures effecting or likely to negatively affect the industry.