Steps To Vary An Enterprise Agreement

Greenfields agreements are approved when the workers` organisations covered by the agreement are authorised to represent the interests of a majority of workers in the public interest. Our advice to NAT 036/20 members: New rules to streamline changes to company agreements during the COVID 19 crisis can also be consulted for information on recent changes to company agreement legislation. We offer a full range of services in the field of employee management and labour relations. For technical assistance throughout your collective bargaining process, contact our Director Mark on 0458 644 469 or In addition to the pre-authorization steps, the requirements for approving a varied enterprise agreement are similar to the requirements for approving a new enterprise agreement. This implies that the FWC is convinced that the Enterprise Agreement is different (i.e. the global company agreement) from the better off combination test (BOOT). For unionized workers, their union is their default representative if they do not fire themselves. They may appoint their union as a negotiator or choose to participate in the negotiations themselves, or they may appoint a person other than their representative. The employer must negotiate in good faith with all negotiators (not just the union), although there is no obligation to reach an agreement. This means that the negotiators` proposals will be responded to in an appropriate manner, including by providing financial information to support all allegations regarding the financial imperatives of the Organization.

Of course, entry into an EA can sometimes be a requirement of a main contractor before passing a mandate to carry out work, especially on large construction sites. This type of requirement is controversial, as are “location agreements” with a union, but which are not approved by the FWC.