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Australia: Latest data on enterprise bargaining wages trends – March 2017 quarter

The ‘Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining’ report for January-March 2017 was released by the Department of Employment yesterday. This data is a valuable tool for benchmarking during any enterprise agreement negotiations you have coming up. The latest report reveals that: Across … Continue reading

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Australia: Wages trends in enterprise bargaining – latest data

The 'Trends in Federal Enterprise Bargaining' report for October-December 2016 was released by the Department of Employment this week. Across the country, Victoria recorded the highest annual wages increases of 3.6%, compared to the Australian Capital Territory with the lowest at … Continue reading

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Australia: The new NERR – another bargaining stumbling block?

From 3 April 2017, there is a new look to the most controversial form in enterprise bargaining – the notice of employee representational rights (NERR). The NERR is the form an employer must use to notify employees, when enterprise bargaining … Continue reading

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Australia: Full Bench upholds termination of enterprise agreement decision

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission's decision in CFMEU v AGL Loy Yang Pty Ltd t/a AGL Loy Yang [2017] FWCFB 1019 has preserved the decision of Deputy President Clancy to terminate AGL’s Loy Yang Power Enterprise Agreement 2012 (the … Continue reading

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Australia: The right to vote – casual academics and enterprise bargaining

Two recent decisions have provided some important guidance on the obligation for employers to include, or not include, casual employees in enterprise bargaining processes under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Act).1 These cases are of particular relevance to universities, given … Continue reading

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Australia: Full Bench in Aurizon turns tide on enterprise agreement terminations

In brief A recent decision of the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has overturned previous authority and rejected the notion that it will generally be inappropriate to terminate an expired enterprise agreement during bargaining. Rather, the Full Bench … Continue reading

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Australia: Enterprise bargaining – recent trends and issues

In brief Two issues relating to collective bargaining – the variation of enterprise agreements and requirements relating to the content of notices of employee representational rights – are currently before the Federal Court and the full bench of the Fair … Continue reading

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