|About the Shared Industry Assistance Project (SIAP)|
The Fair Work Ombudsman has offered grants to a number of peak bodies to assist and educate employers, particularly those running small businesses, about changes to modern awards.
Fair Work Ombudsman Nicholas Wilson says the program aims to better inform employers about the changes to modern awards applicable to their industries.
Materials produced, including this Handbook, will be available for free over the coming months via the Australian Road Transport Industry Organisation (ARTIO) website at www.artio.org.au.This Handbook has been specifically designed to assist in the understanding and application of the Road Transport (Long Distance Operations) Award 2010 (LDO Award) in conjunction with the National Employment Standards under the new workplace relations system.
The Handbook will assist users of the award to become familiar with its structure and content, which is important in giving effect to the terms of the award and achieving a high rate of compliance with the obligations and entitlements set out in the award.
A separate Handbook has been prepared for the Road Transport and Distribution Award 2010 (RTD Award). Where appropriate, references to the RTD Award are noted in the following pages, but users of both awards should consult both Handbooks.