This digest examines the Fair Work Amendment (Textile, Clothing and Footwear Industry) Bill 2011, currently before the Senate.
- extends the operation of most provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) to contract outworkers in the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry by deeming contract outworkers to be employees
- provides a mechanism to enable TCF outworkers to recover unpaid amounts including from contractors along the supply chain
- extends specific right of entry rules that apply to suspected breaches affecting outworkers (which allow entry without 24 hours notice) to the TCF industry, and
- enables a TCF outwork code to be issued.