Federal Government Enterprise Agreements

// 20 сентября 2021 // Без рубрики

Under Australian labour law, the 2005-2006 industrial reform, known as “WorkChoices”[3] (with the corresponding amendments to the Workplace Relations Act (1996), changed the name of these contractual documents to “Collective Agreement”. National labour legislation may also impose collective agreements, but the adoption of the workchoices reform will reduce the likelihood that such agreements will be concluded. Company agreements can be tailored to the needs of certain companies. An agreement must improve the overall situation of an employee in relation to the corresponding price or prices. Since the enactment of the Fair Work Act, parties to Australian federal collective agreements have submitted their agreements to Fair Work Australia for approval. Before approving a company agreement, a tribunal member must be satisfied that the workers employed under the agreement are generally “better off” than if they were employed under the corresponding modern arbitration award. Section 185 – In Australia, the application for authorization of a single company agreement had a unique feature: during the negotiation of a federal contractor bargaining contract, a group of workers or a trade union could, without legal sanction, take trade union action (including strikes) to pursue their rights. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers negotiate with their New Approaches programme. Read more about The New Approaches on the Fair Work Commission website.

ComSuper employees recently voted in favour of a salary increase, making the Agency, which employs 450 people, the first GSP employer to negotiate and approve a collective agreement under the framework. In addition to NBN Co. recently accepted a new offer of salary and agreement with employees. These agreements may provide for the direction to be followed by other agencies and collaborators. The new bargaining policy places greater emphasis on measurable savings and productivity initiatives to fund rising personnel costs. All agencies must seek apSC`s permission, the proposed agreements must be affordable and offer real productivity compensation with guaranteed current savings before wage increases can be proposed. . . .

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