Enterprise Agreement Strike

Before the vote, the Chief Electoral Officer establishes a list of voters registered in the protected code of action and including the workers covered by the proposed agreement and represented by the negotiating representative. „This gave workers a legal right to strike, but also narrowly defined the areas in which they could strike. For example, they would no longer be able to strike to help workers in another sector, company or union. Keating has turned this world upside down. There would now be periods of negotiation where unions could act without fear of damages. But the flip side is that once an enterprise agreement has been reached, the right to protected trade union action has ceased. However, if the dispute is a prohibition on overtime, employers can only refuse to pay if the employer imposes or requires a worker to work overtime and the refusal is contrary to the worker`s obligations under an employment contract, employment contract or other industrial instrument. Before an employer takes collective action, a notification under the agreement should be communicated in writing to each worker`s negotiator. The employer must also take all reasonable steps to inform workers who should be covered by the proposed agreement. Employers, workers and their representatives are involved 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. [1] Compared to today, the number of strikes was still high.

In June 1988, the strike rate was 101 days for every 1,000 employees. In the last quarter of 1992, there was a late increase to 104.6 days, fuelled by mass strikes against Jeff Kennett in Victoria. Last September, the Australian Bureau of Statistics recorded 3.3 days per 1000.