The Commission has ordered that the termination of expired business agreements take effect on 18 May 2015. During the oral proceedings, Aurizon argued that the conditions set out in Article 226 of the Act were met and that the Commission was obliged to denounce the enterprise agreements that expired. By approving the Traincrew agreement, Aurizon has achieved its commercial objective of having three modern and flexible enterprise agreements for approximately 5,000 of its employees in Queensland. On the question of whether expired enterprise agreements should be terminated, Full Bench acknowledged that both unions and workers covered by expired enterprise agreements objected to the termination of these agreements. The “Full Bench” found, however, that Aurizon`s commitments would help allay employees` concerns about their rights. Aurizon considered that, in the absence of the willingness of the trade unions to agree on the removal of the restrictive provisions contained in the expiring enterprise agreements, there was no reasonable prospect of reaching an agreement with the unions or their members on replacement agreements for companies. If your application has already been filed, you can verify the status of your contract by sending an email to the Commission`s team for the agreements. On the same day, Commissioner Spencer approved the agreement on the railway crew and the Aurizon transport company (Traincrew Agreement), which was the last enterprise agreement between the three Aurizon employees and approved by the Commission. On May 12, 2014, Aurizon submitted an application to the Commission under Section 225 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (Act) requesting the termination of all 14 expired enterprise contracts. Section 226 of the Act stipulates that the Commission must denounce an enterprise agreement if: the unions also argued that the termination of enterprise agreements would run counter to the objective of a fair framework for collective bargaining in good faith, would compromise negotiations in general and would give Aurizon a huge advantage in its negotiations on alternative operating agreements. The list of applications includes the applicant`s number, the name of the agreement, the title of the agreement, economic activity, the date the application was filed, the approval or difference of the application, and the status of the application.



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