Section 44 Applications
Section 44 of the Industrial Relations Act 1979 provides the Commission with the authority to deal with industrial disputes, where an application is made by any organisation or industrial association (union), or by an employer.
The Commission will hold a conference between the parties and attempt to resolve the matter. If the matter is not settled at the conference by agreement, the Commission may hear and determine the matter and may make an order binding only the parties to the dispute.
Making an application
To make an application, you must file a Form 1B – Application for a Conference with the Commission's Registry.