The Australian Hotels Association (AHA) and Tourism Accommodation Australia (TAA) have secured another important win in the Fair Work Commission (FWC), following strong and longstanding advocacy efforts on behalf of Australia’s accommodation and hospitality businesses.
Australia’s industrial relations tribunal today ruled that as part of its Four Yearly Review of Modern Awards, the senior managerial classification for hospitality workers will remain unchanged, with the preservation of the existing managerial exemption salary in the hospitality award.
The AHA and TAA are the exclusive industrial organisations representing employers in the accommodation and hospitality industry that operate under the hospitality award.
Australian Hotels Association (AHA) National CEO Stephen Ferguson said the outcome provides certainty for thousands of hotels and hospitality businesses across the country.
“Today’s decision was an important victory for Australia’s hotels and hospitality businesses and is the direct result of the Commission accepting the arguments the AHA and TAA put forward on behalf of the industry,” Mr Ferguson said.
“Whether in respect to political representation or advocacy efforts in the Fair Work Commission, the AHA and TAA are providing unrivalled representation for Australia’s accommodation and hospitality industry – efforts that are delivering significant and tangible results, as evidenced again by today’s decision.”
“Importantly, the outcomes that AHA and TAA are achieving allow our members and the industry more broadly to grow, create more jobs for Australians and continue to deliver a world-class service to guests.”
“I particularly commend the efforts of the AHA’s National Director of Legal and Industrial Affairs, Phillip Ryan, who led the advocacy efforts in the Commission.”
To read the FWC decision, please click here.