The upcoming review of casual conversion rights presents an opportunity to "streamline" the process and address its "monstrous administrative burden", says RCSA head of advocacy and policy Brooke Lord.
When the casuals changes passed in March last year, the legislation required the Minister to start a review "as soon as possible" after 12 months had elapsed, with a report due within six months after that.
With this in mind, Lord says the process in particular needs to be evaluated.
"The administration process is monstrously burdensome, and we really need to try and bring some balance to it in terms of the amount of effort, the amount of red tape, and the amount of regulatory burden it's created."
This is especially so in light of employees' very low uptake of conversion offers...
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