ARTIO was directly involved in submissions/consultations conducted by the Full Bench of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) tasked with the Award Modernisation exercise by the Deputy Prime Minister.
The Australian Road Transport Industrial Organisation (ARTIO) is an Industrial Organisation of Employers registered under the Fair Work Act 2009. It represents employers and prime contractors in the transport and logistics industry, particularly those engaged in road transport.
ARTIO manages the Industrial Interests, its members being the employers, owners and operators of heavy vehicle businesses in the Road Transport Industry by directly representing the industry before Government and Tribunals such as the Fair Work Commission. We are the peak industrial body for the Road Transport Industry
Recent work includes:
- Modern Award reviews
- ATO determination on travel / meal allowances
- Providing industry specific advice to the Fair Work Ombudsmen
- Drafting Enterprise Agreements (EBAs)
- Representing members before the Fair Work Commission on matters such as unfair dismissal and general protection claims
ARTIO was directly involved in submissions/consultations conducted by the Full Bench of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission (AIRC) tasked with the Award Modernisation exercise by the Deputy Prime Minister. The AIRC has created the following new modern awards in the private transport industry:
- Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010
- Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010
- Waste Management Award 2010
- Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010
These new awards commenced on 1 January 2010 and have a substantial impact on the operations of employers in the transport industry. Along with the National Employment Standards, the Awards act as a safety net for employers and employees are required to meet these minimum standards.
These Awards have broad application across the Private Sector Road Transport including but not limited to:
- Container Movement (import/export)
- Taxi Trucks/Courier
- Furniture Removal
- Tippers – Bulk Transport
- General Freight