Fair Work Amendment (Equal Pay for Equal Work) Bill 2022 – MIAL submission
MIAL has reviewed the Fair Work Amendment (Equal Pay for Equal Work) Bill 2022 (Bill) along with the supplementary explanatory information. MIAL makes the submission as a peak body whose members are covered by the Maritime Offshore Oil and Gas Award 2020 (MOOGA) and the Seagoing Industry Award 2020 (SIA), which are two of the awards that this Bill highlights as industries to which this legislation intends to apply. Based on the explanatory material, MIAL cannot identify what perceived issue has been identified that would justify legislative intervention of this nature. MIAL does not support this Bill and takes this opportunity to explain why this proposal is utterly without justification at least in so far as it seeks to apply to the Maritime Offshore Oil and Gas Industry and the Seagoing Industry.