TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
Industrial Relations Act 1984
Health Services Union of Australia, Tasmania No. 1 Branch
DENTAL EMPLOYEES AWARD
REASONS FOR DECISION
This matter was referred to me by the President for the purpose of determining whether or not the Health Services Union of Australia, Tasmania No. 1 Branch (the HSUA) had an interest in the Dental Employees Award.
The Industrial Relations Act 1984 requires me, when dealing with such applications, to take into account such matters as specified in section 63(10)(c) which states, inter alia:
"(c) that Commissioner shall determine which awards the organisation has an interest in by satisfying himself that -
(i) the membership of the organisation consists of or includes members who are employers or employees in the industry or occupation to which the awards stated in its application pursuant to subsection (1)(a)(vii) relate or who are State employees to whom those awards relate;
(ii) that membership is consistent with the organisation's rules or constitution a copy of which has been lodged with the Registrar pursuant to subsection (1); and
(iii) t he organisation being granted an interest in an award or awards would not prejudice the orderly conduct of industrial relations in Tasmania."
After hearing submissions from Mr T Kleyn, representing the HSUA, in relation to the application, I have satisfied myself that the HSUA should be granted an interest in the Dental Employees Award and I decide accordingly.
I have formulated my decision on the facts that:
I will now forward a copy of this decision to the Registrar thus enabling him to make the necessary amendments to the certificate of registration.
The award shall also be varied to reflect the decision with an operative date of 21 September 1995.
The Order giving effect to this decision is attached.
R J Watling
Date and place of hearing: