WALGA Employee Relations provides human resource management and industrial relations support to Local Government members.

Our staff have extensive knowledge of contemporary human resources and industrial relations practices, relevant legislation, employment tribunal matters and the Local Government sector, that qualifies them to act as representatives of individual Local Governments and the sector generally.

General advice and advocacy provided to all WALGA Members can be accessed from our Policy and Advocacy area  here

WALGA also has a formal agreement with Local Government Association Northern Territory (LGANT) to provide industrial relations, employee relations and human resource advice to Northern Territory Local Governments. For more information, click  here.

Subscribers to WALGA Employee Relations can be confident they will receive professional, timely and comprehensive support to their individual workplace relations issues.

In addition, a Salary and Workforce survey and resulting data is offered to all WALGA and Northern Territory members on a fee structure basis.
Industrial Advocacy and Representation
Provides a professional negotiation and advocacy service in the Fair Work Commission, WA Industrial Relations Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission. The service includes preparation, presentation and advocacy representation at most conciliation conferences.
Represents the Local Government sector when Awards are reviewed. 
Employee Relations Advice and Award Interpretation
A telephone and email service is available for advice on employee relations matters including enterprise agreements, awards and performance management. Assistance is also provided on the review of documentation (letters, reports) to support HR, Managers and Supervisors in the effective management of their employees.
Employee Relations Alerts
Develops and distributes Employee Relations Alerts on a wide range of workplace relations issues relevant to Local Governments. These Alerts are issued by email each year on critical issues varying from current case law to Fair Work Commission rulings. Access to past Alerts is available on our secure internet site.
Enterprise Agreement Negotiations
WALGA Employee Relations offers subscribers assistance with the development of enterprise agreements on a fee for service basis. This service is particularly helpful when formal negotiations with employee representatives are involved.
Salary and Workforce Survey
All Member Local Governments are eligible to participate in the Salary and Workforce survey and access data on a fee structure basis.