Fair Work Australia FWA

in some 2 dozen languages (language assistance) – Linked on our blogs with Australian Services Union ASU, and with Women are paid the same as men for equal work.

What is FWA: (it) is the national workplace relations tribunal. It is an independent body with power to carry out a range of functions including:

  • providing a safety net of minimum conditions, including minimum wages, in awards
  • facilitating good faith bargaining and the making of enterprise agreements
  • granting remedies for unfair dismissal
  • regulating the taking of industrial action
  • resolving a range of collective and individual workplace disputes through conciliation, mediation and in some cases arbitration
  • functions in connection with workplace determinations, equal remuneration, transfer of business, general workplace protections, right of entry and stand down.

The work of Fair Work Australia is carried out by FWA members with the support of administrative staff. (full text about /our role).

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Addresses (1 of 8): FWA, Australian Capital Territory, 2nd Floor, CML Building, 17-21 University Avenue, Canberra, 2600 / resp. GPO Box 539, Canberra City, 2601, Australia;
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About agreement making: … Enterprise agreements: … are agreements made at an enterprise level between employers and employees about terms and conditions of employment. 

Fair Work Australia can assist in the process of making such agreements, can deal with disputes arising under the terms of agreements and assess and approve agreements.

Who can make an enterprise agreement?

An enterprise agreement is made between one or more employers and:

  • employees and
  • (in the case of greenfields agreements) one or more relevant employee organisations (unions).

Why make an enterprise agreement?

  • Awards cover a whole industry or occupation and only provide a safety net of minimum pay rates and employment conditions. Enterprise agreements can be tailored to meet the needs of particular enterprises.

What can an enterprise agreement include?

Enterprise agreements can include a broad range of matters such as:

  • rates of pay
  • employment conditions e.g. hours of work, meal breaks, overtime
  • consultative mechanisms
  • dispute resolution procedures
  • deductions from wages for any purpose authorised by an employee.

They cannot, however, include unlawful content (such as discriminatory or objectionable terms) … //

… Types of enterprise agreements: … (full text).

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