Federal Government Enterprise Agreements

The new negotiating policy reinforces the focus on measurable savings and productivity initiatives to finance possible increases in staff costs. All agencies must obtain the approval of the APSC so that the proposed agreements are affordable and offer real productivity compensation, with guaranteed current savings, before wage increases can be proposed. Employers, workers and their representatives are involved in the process of negotiating a proposed enterprise agreement. The employer must notify its employees of the right to be represented by a negotiator when negotiating an enterprise agreement (with the exception of an agreement on green grasslands) and no later than 14 days after the deadline for notification of the agreement (usually the start of negotiations). Disclosure should be notified to any current worker who is covered by the enterprise agreement. [1] In Australia, AAs had a unique characteristic: during the negotiation of a federal enterprise contract, a group of workers or a union without legal sanctions could take union action (including strikes) to pursue their claims. Fair Work Commission publishes enterprise agreements on this website. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the „New Approaches” program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. 22.2. A full-time employee may apply for a term part-time job, subject to review and extension. Part-time contracts are reviewed after two years.

Since the passage of the Fair Work Act, parties to Australian federal collective agreements have submitted their contracts to Fair Work Australia for approval. Before approving an enterprise agreement, a member of the tribunal must be satisfied that workers employed under the agreement are „better out of the general state” than if they were employed under the modern arbitration award. The High Court of Australia`s decision in Electrolux v. the Australian Workers` Union has given rise to a major legal issue in the case of enterprise agreements.

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