"Today's hearing related to an application by Ai Group and ACCI to extend the period of operation of the schedule which was inserted into the Award in March. The schedule was set to expire today (30 June). Everyone knows that a large proportion of employees are currently working from home. Therefore, the unions refusal to agree to an extension in provisions which allow day workers to work their ordinary hours early in the morning or at night, with the agreement of their employer, was not reasonable. Fortunately, common sense prevailed and the schedule has been extended by the Commission until the end of September, with some amendments," Mr Willox said.
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