21 December Federal Rule changes endorsed by Executive Committee December 21, 2016 By Reef Admin General, REEF management 0 On 16 December 2016, the Executive Committee unanimously endorsed a number of Rule changes, which have now been lodged with the Fair Work Commission for its approval. The Rule changes are of a technical nature and primarily concern the Federation's financial affairs encompassment. Should members have concerns or wish to seek clarification about these changes please do not hesitate to contact me. Bryan Wilcox Chief Executive Officer Federal Rule changes 1. Insert a new definition into Rule 2 – Definitions: “associated State body” means the body known as the Real Estate Employers’ Federation registered under the provisions of the Industrial Relations Act (NSW). 2. Insert the following new sub-paragraph 13(4): Notwithstanding any other provision in the Rules, the membership contributions for a person who is, or wishes to become, a member of the Federation, may be paid to the associated State body. Payment of full membership contributions to the associated State body will satisfy the requirement to pay membership contributions under these Rules and will mean the person is a financial member of the Federation with all attaching rights and obligations. 3. Insert the following sentence at the end of sub-paragraph 18.1: Provided that the Federation will not operate a bank account that is separate from the associated State body. 4. Insert the following sentence at the end of sub-clause 18.2: Provided that any financial transaction of the associated State body will be considered a financial transaction of the Federation. 5. Insert a comma after the words “Australian Capital Territory” appearing in sub-clause 32(4)(a)(i) and then insert the words “Victoria or Tasmania”. Related Federal Rule change endorsed by Executive Committee On 1 December 2017, the Executive Committee unanimously endorsed a Rule change, which has now been lodged with the Fair Work Commission for its approval. Federal Rule change endorsed by REEF Committee of Management REEF has applied to the Fair Work Commission for consent to alter its eligibility rules under the Fair Work Act. New REEF Management Committee elected The Australian Electoral Commission recently conducted elections for the 2017-18 REEF Committee of Management. Congratulations to those members elected to the Committee. Election results: New Committee member announced REEF is pleased to announce that Steve Martin from Stanley & Martin has been elected to the Committee of Management to represent your workplace interests for the balance of the coming term. Election results: New Committee of Management announced REEF is pleased to announce the results of the election for the Committee of Management. Here's who has been elected to represent your workplace interests for the coming two-year term. Changes to annual leave provisions now in play In an important decision by the Fair Work Commission, annual leave provisions in modern awards have been varied to provide greater administrative flexibility. The changes apply from the first pay period on or after 29 July 2016. Comments are closed.