For more information on agreement-based transitional instruments, including the modification and termination of these agreements, see www.fairwork.gov.au. An agreement is reached on several companies between two or more employers (not all of whom are employers with a single interest) and workers who are employed at the time of the agreement and who are covered by the agreement. Note: For requests for agreement with several companies or if you are about to start a series of sectoral negotiations that will result in the submission of a large number of applications for contract authorization. Communication to the Commission prior to the submission of the application will help the Commission to process applications in a timely and consistent manner. A bargaining representative is a person or organization that any party to the enterprise agreement can appoint to represent him during the negotiation process. Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. Workers are able to take industrial action when negotiating a draft enterprise agreement. There are strict rules governing union action under the Fair Work Act 2009, including the rights, duties and obligations of employers, workers and their organizations. For more information, see the Fair Work Ombudsman – Trade Union Actions fact sheet. Organizations that are negotiators (employers, employers` organizations and trade unions) in favour of a proposed enterprise agreement must disclose certain financial benefits that they (or certain related parties) may obtain (or could obtain) because of the length of the proposed agreement. Negotiators are required to act in good faith in the process of negotiating a proposed enterprise agreement. An enterprise agreement must contain the following conditions: the three types of employment contracts that can be concluded are: employers, employees and their bargaining representatives are included 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. While parties wishing to negotiate an agreement on several companies are theoretically subject to fair obligations, no negotiating decision can be sought by the Fair Labour Commission to enforce these obligations. Anti-work actions cannot be taken as part of an agreement on several companies, but the requirements for worker consent are heavier than in the case of agreements with a company. Under the Fair Work Act 2009, contracts continue to apply after their nominal expiry date until they are replaced or terminated by a request to the Commission. The provisions of the Fair Labour Act 2009 (transitional provisions and subsequent amendments) continue to serve as transitional instruments based on agreements.