Why Does Business Need More Than 12 Weeks to Prepare a Submission?
It may be because they are taking long holidays that the Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) doesn’t have
time to prepare submissions on the Employment Relations Law Reform Bill, Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson
“It is a bit rich that business organisations are complaining that they will need more than the 12 weeks allowed for
preparation of submissions on the Bill,” he said.
“Even assuming they take three weeks holidays in addition to the Christmas-New year period there would have been at
least eight weeks within which to prepare a submission.
“The CTU has already convened two meetings of unions to discuss the Bill and we will complete the work in late January
and early February,” Ross Wilson said.
“Perhaps the answer is that these business leaders have five or six week’s holiday,” he said. “But I think the reality
is that this is just part of their campaign against the Bill.
“Any competent industrial relations practitioner could analyse and prepare a submission on this Bill in a day or so,”
Ross Wilson said.