As head of the MinterEllison Workplace team in Perth, I advise on labour relations, with a particular focus on strategic issues, labour negotiations and safety. My clients include sectors such as infrastructure and construction, resources, media, government, tertiary education and health. The latest list of the latest public sector awards and agreements in Western Australia can be find on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website. Assistance is possible on a service basis to help members develop enterprise agreements. This service is particularly useful when it comes to formal negotiations with workers` representatives. A telephone and e-mail service is available for advice on employee relations, including enterprise agreements, bonuses, performance management and employee dismissal. Help is also provided in drafting documents (letters, reports) to assist staff, managers and superiors in the effective management of their staff. Membership in WALGA Employee Relations is a subscription-based affiliation. This service is made available to the local authorities of the VA, whose costs are based on the size of the local government. Walga has entered into a formal agreement with the Local Government Association Northern Territory (LGANT) to provide local governments in the Northern Territory with labour relations, staff relations and human resources advice. For more information, click here. The large number of subscribers to the service ensures that subscription fees are kept to a minimum and that products and services are more than favourably compared to alternative services available on the market.

WALGA Employee Relations subscribers can count on professional, fast and comprehensive support on their individual industrial relations issues. To register, click here. For more information about the subscriber, please contact 1300 366 956. To help local governments adjust their jobs during the COVID 19 pandemic, the Fair Work Commission and the VA government have made some changes to the reception of holidays. We summarize these employment law updates. The VA government amended the Extended Service Leave Regulations to allow local government workers who were removed during the state of emergency to have better access to paid leave. This reduces some of the financial burden on local government employees, who are not allowed to receive the federal government`s jobKeeper payments through their employers.