News in NSWBC Updates

Defusing the Drama Queen

Some people are just emotional. When faced with mood swings and constant personal ‘dramas’, can you tell an employee to ‘get a grip’? You don’t need a background in psychoanalysis to know that employees dealing with emotions such as anger or anxiety can be a destructive force in the workplace – like a storm raging over those around them, they don’t have much, or any, consideration of the impact they are having.

The NSW Business Chambers recently released the results of our June 2017 edition of the quarterly Business Conditions Survey. The Business Conditions Survey is a powerful advocacy tool that the Chamber uses as it fights for a better deal for business. Please click to view the June 2017 Survey Report, collated from the feedback of over 1,000 member businesses.

5 reasons why budding exporters should exhibit at #10WCC NSW Business Chamber is committed to helping Australian exporters develop connections and grow international trade. At the 10th World Chambers Congress in Sydney this September, our Global Business Program will connect you with potential buyers through our three day exhibition during the conference.

Domestic Violence Leave Decision

Domestic Violence Leave Decision The remaining members of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission have handed down their decision in the domestic violence leave test case. In a joint decision, Deputy President Gooley and Commissioner Spencer declined the ACTU’s claim for 10 days’ paid family and domestic violence leave entitlements to be introduced into all modern awards. However, the two members of the Full Bench expressed the provisional view that all employees should have access to unpaid family and domestic violence leave, and also that employees should be able to access personal/carer’s leave for the purpose of taking family and domestic violence leave.

Further to circular 2017/102 regarding the casual and part time work decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission, the NSW Business Chamber is seeking feedback from its members. Your comments will assist Australian Business Industrial and the NSW Business Chamber prepare a response to the Commission’s proposals.

State Budget NSWBC 2017-18

The NSW Government handed down its 2017-18 Budget. The NSW Budget sets out how the Government raises revenue, where the money is spent, and what the Government thinks will happen to the NSW Economy. The NSW Business Chamber Policy and Advocacy team were in the budget lock up to undertake an analysis of what the budget will mean for business and how the changes will impact our members.