Supplementary Order Paper No 11

No 11

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Employment Relations Amendment Bill


Proposed amendments

Andrew Little, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Heading above clause 47

Delete this heading (page 44, line 24).

Clause 47

Delete clause 47 (page 44, lines 25 to 31).

Clause 48

Delete clause 48 (page 44, line 32 to page 45, line 6).

Clause 49

Delete clause 49 (page 45, line 7 to page 47 line 10).

Clause 50

Delete clause 50 (page 47, lines 11 to 18).

Clause 51

Delete clause 51 (page 47, lines 19 to 26).

Clause 52

Delete clause 52 (page 47, lines 27 to 33).

Clause 53

Delete clause 53 (page 48, lines 1 to 8).

Clause 54

Delete clause 54 (page 48, lines 9 to 17).

Clause 55

Delete clause 55 (page 48, lines 18 to page 49, line 5).

Clause 56

Delete clause 56 (page 49, line 6 to page 54, line 21).

Clause 57

Delete clause 57 (page 54, line 22 to page 55, line 13).


Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper removes provisions around strikes and lockouts from the Bill. The Bill as drafted adds overly prescriptive and complex notices for the most minor of industrial action and allows a wide and arbitrary power to deduct a worker’s pay for so-called partial strike action even when no loss of productivity of revenue as a result can be shown. These provisions are unnecessary and are likely to lead to a greater level of industrial action and litigation. Accordingly this Supplementary Order Paper removes the relevant parts of the Bill that make these changes to the Employment Relations Act 2000.