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Submission on Employment Relations (Probationary Employment) Amendment Bill 2006

Summary

  • Caritas opposes the 90-day probationary period for new employees.
  • However, Caritas supports the exploration of appropriate ways to support vulnerable groups into the workforce.
  • Caritas is particularly concerned by Section 69AA, which would ensure that probationary employment takes place outside the operation of a collective or individual employment agreement.
  • The vulnerable groups of workers who most stand to benefit from a more accessible entry to the workforce are also those who are most vulnerable to unjust dismissal.

See also the 2010 submission on probationary employment.

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