Union Seeks Better Pay Rates In Independent Schools Carol Matthews, the IEU`s deputy secretary, said that the Union today (31 July) the Association of Independent Schools (AIS), which represents about 200 independent schools, said the rates proposed in multi-company agreements are too low. Read the full story here. An enterprise agreement cannot be made with a single employee. There are different types of business agreements. A “Greenfields Agreement” is the term used to describe an enterprise agreement for a new company that is in the process of being created and does not yet employ the staff who will work in the company. When an enterprise agreement is entered into by one or more employers linked to each other, the enterprise agreement is called an “individual enterprise agreement.” Enterprise agreements between several non-employers that are not related to each other are referred to as “multi-company agreements.” Workers may only be covered by an enterprise agreement at some point in their employment with an employer. The list of enterprise agreements under national labour laws is available here. Workers who are not covered by the national labour relations regime may be covered by their national or territorial laws through an enterprise agreement. States and territories generally have fewer enterprise agreements.

In NSW. B, an enterprise agreement can be approved by the Labour Relations Board after agreement between employers and workers to whom it applies. The rules on what can be included in an enterprise agreement are much less prescriptive than in the national system. The labour relations of each state and territory generally maintain a register of enterprise agreements for that jurisdiction. The Federation of Independent Schools has informed the union that it does not intend to meet with the union again by November, and it is not certain that new enterprise agreements will be negotiated. The AIS also states that wage increases in 2021, if any, would be set on a discretionary basis outside the bargaining process. Business agreements can be tailored to the needs of some companies. An agreement should be overall better for an employee when compared to the corresponding bonuses or rewards. The Union has met with the Association of Independent Schools (AIS) to discuss our ambitions and we have scheduled further meetings. The EU is aiming for a three-year contract which is due to start on 1 January 2021. The Fair Labour Commission, which manages the national labour relations system, must then approve enterprise agreements.

An enterprise agreement must pass a “best overall test” before it can be approved. This test requires workers to do better than existing premiums, in accordance with the agreement. AIS launches negotiations The Association of Independent Schools has indicated to the Union that it is ready to negotiate a new enterprise agreement for NSW teachers and support and operations staff. Position for Negotiating Letters Letter to representatives and members of IEU General Secretary John Quessy Fair Work Commission publishes corporate agreements on this website.