If permission is refused on this basis, the Commission may refer the agreement to any person or entity deemed appropriate. (c) the terms “agreement” of the subsection (6) were omitted and the terms “modification of the enterprise agreement” were replaced; this regulation applied to applications for which the access period began on April 17, 2020 and June 12, 2020. The deadline for access to an agreement is the deadline that expires immediately before the start of the voting process. During the access period, staff must have access to a copy of a proposal to amend an enterprise agreement. Workers must be informed of the voting procedures for the amendment at the beginning of the access period. (ha bis) in paragraphs 186, paragraph 2, points (c) and d), of the agreement, references to the enterprise-wide agreement were defined in the proposed manner; and the rates of pay and terms of employment contained in the agreement are reassessed at the time of the amendment and compared with the rates of pay applied on that date under the relevant modern bonuses. Due to the changing impact of COVID-19 on Australian jobs, please contact a member of our national industrial relations and safety group if you would like further advice on amending a business agreement or discussing other practical options available to deal with the impact of COVID-19 on your business. If the parties to an agreement fail to reach agreement on a proposed amendment, the Commission can help them resolve their differences. (d) sections 180 and 188, the proposed enterprise agreement or enterprise agreement referred (as the case may be) to the proposed amendment or amendment to the enterprise agreement; and for companies that have experienced a decline in revenue as a result of COVID-19, the delay or cancellation of the obligation to make short-term wage increases under an enterprise agreement may be essential to survive this crisis in the short term and contribute to the resumption of their activities. Significant changes have therefore been made to minimize the time required to amend an enterprise agreement to meet the needs of employers in order to respond quickly to COVID-19`s challenges. The Commission did not agree with the CEPU`s arguments and approved the amendment of the enterprise agreement. In general, the signature of a worker`s representative does not bind the representative to the agreement in any different way; unless the representative is a worker who is employed in the agreement in freezing these wage increases, employers must amend their enterprise agreement to cancel or defer the corresponding wage increase, but this can be a long and complex process.
Where an application for approval of an amendment to an enterprise agreement has been introduced and the Commission is concerned that the amendment will not meet the requirements for approval of an amendment to the Fair Labour Act.