Gerard Butler / Australian Directors' Guild (ADG)
Gerard Butler has been working with ADG for the last 4 years in an advisory and representative capacity. Together with ADG CEO Kingston Anderson Gerard has assisted the ADG move from being a newly registered organisation for directors under the Fair Work Act to an organisation that is capable of standing up for directors. Gerard has successfully represented the ADG in Federal Circuit Court proceedings involving non-payment of entitlements and breaches of the National Employment Standards and before the Fair Work Commission in bargaining disputes. He has helped the ADG finalise negotiations with major local and overseas producers that provide the flexibility and respect that producers and directors want. He has also assisted ADG members resolve contract and bullying and harassment claims.
Gerard is an accredited and nationally registered mediator and has a practical background in mediating and resolving workplace issues in a range of industries including law enforcement, utilities, aged care and health. After starting out as bright eyed young union economic research officer in 1977 Gerard has worked as a union official, executive level manager and consultant in both the public and private sector at the most senior levels. He has also taught human resource management and employment law at tertiary level and worked on projects for an international trade union secretariat in Geneva Sweden and Ireland. Gerard is in regular contact with the DGA contract and legal branch.
Gerard lives in Buderim in Queensland and can be contacted on email@example.com.
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