Act Edu Enterprise Agreement


The Amending Act amends, inter alia, section 188 of the Fair Work Act 2009 to give the Fair Work Board a margin of appreciation to approve a company agreement, despite minor procedural or technical errors. In practice, it is preferable to think of the nominal expiry date as a reminder or mechanism that encourages parties to re-engage in, or at least consider, negotiations on terms and conditions of employment. This is also consistent with the fact that many of the FWC`s bargaining powers (e.g. B requests for trading orders) are revived only in the absence of a company agreement or when the nominal expiry date of the previous agreement has expired. If a job has a registered agreement, the bonus does not apply. However, registered agreements are valid until terminated or replaced.