Multiplex Designs Limited was invited to comment on the complaints of the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers and its explanations were conveyed to the union. The AUEW said that it was not satisfied with the firm's comments. The matter has therefore been referred to the Department of Employment, as provided for in the Fair Wages Resolution.
No new orders have been placed with the firm since receipt of the complaint. However, since at this stage a breach of the Fair Wages Resolution has not been established, there are no grounds for withholding orders.