IN THE TASMANIAN INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
Industrial Relations Act 1984
In this matter the Registrar, pursuant to Section 68 (1) (a) (ii) of the Industrial Relations Act 1984, sought the cancellation of the registration of the Hospital Employees' Federation of Australia, Tasmania No. 2 Branch (HEF 2).
The Registrar stated in his application that it was "made at the request of the abovenamed Branch in order to reflect the decisions of both Branches to amalgamate in Tasmania".
The Registrar informed the Bench that the amalgamation of the two HEFs entailed a rule change only to the federal organisation, i.e. the Hospital Employees' Federation of Australia.
This rule change was said by the Registrar to be operative from 3 January 1989.
In order therefore to facilitate the amalgamation in this State, the Bench confirms the cancellation of the HEF 2 in accordance with Section 68(3) of the Act, operative from the same date as determined by the Federal Registrar.
In the proceedings there was some discussion on the effect that this decision may have on "Parties and Persons Bound" clauses in those awards where the HEF 1 and HEF 2 are currently cited.
Subject to determination of interest proceedings, we are of the view that the affected awards, as set out hereunder, should be varied on the motion of the Commission as provided for by Section 24(3) of the Act in order to maintain the status quo.
We anticipate therefore that Commissioners who have assigned to them the following awards will initiate proceedings to give effect to the foregoing.
The new organisation will be known as "The Hospital Employees Federation of Australia, Tasmania Branch".