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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council



Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 055 Darwin City Council

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




Tabled by Eric Poole


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EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE 1. That the Darwin City Council re-introduce the Employee Assistance Program on the condition that: (i) D.C.C. employees are provided with adequate information regarding the program, and its benefit to both management and employees; (ii) management, supervisory staff and appropriate union representatives are provided with thorough training in assertive confrontation and referral techniques in relation to work performance; (iii) management is provided with appropriate feedback regarding employees who are o f f i c i a l l y referred to the Program; i.e. fitness for work and commitment to a rehabilitation program. 2. That the Darwin City Council offer normal sick leave entitlements to employees who are willing to undertake rehabi 1 itation programs as an alternative to disciplinary action due to unsatisfactory work performance. 3. That the N.T. government be requested to implement Employee Assistance Programs which provide: <i) training for management, supervisory staff and union officials in the confrontation and referral of employees exhibiting unsatisfactory work performance; 11

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