AHA supports review of workplace relations framework

The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) supports the release today of five issues papers for the Productivity Commission review into the Fair Work Act.

The AHA sees the review as an opportunity to create more employment opportunities by reviewing the current workplace relations framework.

Stephen Ferguson, AHA National CEO, said the current inflexibility and award system structure is stifling employment and business growth.

“The level of penalty rates is a particular concern.  The AHA agrees that additional remuneration should be provided for employees working overtime, weekends and public holidays.  However, a better balance is required to enable more businesses to open their doors.”

The AHA will be actively involved in the consultation process.