Legislation allowed for awards to be superseded as new enterprise agreements were negotiated. Awards still apply to businesses in the same industry that have not developed such as agreement. The process of enterprise bargaining has provided the opportunity for employees to gain employment conditions that improve on these minimum standards.
WHAT DO AWARDS INCLUDE?
A collective agreement, also called an enterprise agreement may be made between an employer and a union, acting on the behalf of its employees, or between the employers and a group representing the majority of its employees. There is an expectation that parties enter negotiation with good faith.
Enterprise Agreements must include:
Once negotiations have concluded, the agreements is submitted to Fair Work Australia, to ensure that:
Individual Common Law Employment Contracts are enforceable through the courts and specific to the employee of an organisation. The Individual Common Law Employment Contracts must also conform with the existing awards.
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