AIER has made a submission to the Productivity¬†Commission’s Inquiry into the workplace relations framework.

Our submission articulates an approach to workplace relations regualtion founded in human rights and framed around the concept of decent work.

We argue that the workplace relations system must recognise the essential human nature of work. Workplace relations laws and policies regulate relationships between people. They are socially beneficial laws that should respect the dignity of the people engaged in work. The conventions of the International Labour Organisation are important benchmarks by which to assess the performance of our workplace relations system in meeting these goals.