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Harmers Workplace Lawyers Sponsors 7th Annual Ron McCallum Debate (Webcast)

The system is broken. What is the fix?
There is a growing recognition across the community that the workplace relations system is broken. Large scale exploitation, low wage growth and declining levels of unionisation point to the system failing workers. Business, particularly small business, find the system too complicated and cumbersome.

There are growing challenges ahead with the changing nature of work. For example the system is currently unable to deal with new models of work such as the growing ‘gig’ economy.

Join representatives from the union movement, business, academia and the community as we discuss and debate the future of how we regulate work.

The debate will be moderated by former FWA and AIRC President the Honourable Geoffrey Giudice AO, with Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO providing his reflections.

In 2017 our esteemed speakers include:

  • Jo-anne Schofield, National Secretary of United Voice, a union whose members work in some of the lowest paid and insecure jobs;
  • Stephen Cartwright, Chief Executive Officer of NSW Business Chamber, bringing the voice of business to the discussion; and
  • Dr Sarah Kaine, Associate Professor at UTS, whose work includes a focus on the transformation of employee relations in the digital economy.
  • More speakers to follow shortly.

The Debate is on Wednesday 25 October, 4pm – 6pm, Auditorium in UTS Building 8, Level 2, Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, 14-28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo Sydney
To ensure a place please RSVP by 18 October at or on 03 9647 9111

Presented by the Australian Institute of Employment Rights, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that works in the public interest to promote fairer workplaces. Proudly sponsored by Harmers Workplace Lawyers.