EMA Consulting has been appointed by the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) as its Liaison Officer to administer the implementation of part of the FWO’s Shared Industry Assistance Program (SIAP).
EMA Consulting will jointly work with the Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) to develop and implement training programs relating to the modern award for businesses involved in the cleaning and building services sector.
BSCAA is one of the industry peak bodies selected by the FWO to assist in educating employers, particularly those running small businesses, about changes to modern awards.
The SIAP program covers all employers in the cleaning industry, including those that are not BSCAA members.
Earlier this year the FWO invited BSCAA, as one of a number of Australia’s leading employer and industry groups, to put forward ideas for new guidance materials to help raise awareness of modern awards among employers.
The BSCAA grant was awarded under a competitive selection process.
Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson says the program aims to better inform employers about the changes to modern awards applicable to their industries.
“The industries being targeted are among those we think are most in need of targeted information,” Wilson said.
EMA Consulting is a workplace relations consultancy specialising in industrial relations, occupational health and safety and work injury management.