Aurizon Enterprise Agreement
On 12, Sep 2021 | In Uncategorized | By Bill
The Full Bench found that the provisions that Aurizon had attempted to remove or vary are not customary provisions in corporate agreements in general and are provisions that limit Aurizon`s ability to effectively manage its labor needs. The Commission ordered that the termination of the expired company agreements take effect from 18 May 2015. The expired company agreements contained a number of conditions that were “old provisions” applicable to QR Limited, while remaining the property of the state government. Sydney – A dispute between Australian rail operator Aurizon and unionized workers in the country`s largest export coal transmission system over a coal companies deal, which has led to various labour disputes, has ended. The new company agreement (EA) ended a dispute that resulted in sporadic strikes at the Central Queensland Coal Network late last year and early this year. The dispute began before Christmas and the last labour dispute was in mid-March. The Commission approved the staff agreement in January 2015. The personnel agreement replaced two of the fourteen company agreements that were the subject of Aurizon`s termination request. On 22 April 2015, a termination decision was taken by a “Full Bench” of the Fair Work Commission (Commission) to Aurizon Operations Limited; Aurizon Network Pty Ltd; Australia Eastern Railroad Pty Ltd  FWCFB 540 decided to accept Aurizon`s request to terminate its 12 expired company agreements. The unions argued that the “old provisions” contained in the expired company agreements were explainable and constituted adequate terms and conditions of employment given the nature of Aurizon`s business, the places where the work is performed and the conditions under which the work will be performed by Aurizon employees. While the decision on the termination request was a benefit to Aurizon, there were still no replacement company agreements.
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