Aurizon Bulk Enterprise Agreement

In April 2013, Aurizon began negotiating with the affected unions to replace the company agreements that would expire. In total, there were nine unions (all unions), whose main actors were: in July 2014, Aurizon published three company agreements proposed to the unions. The three proposed company agreements were as follows: the trade unions` claims that the termination of the company agreements ran counter to the objective of a fair framework for collective bargaining were rejected. After the dismissal request, Aurizon continued to negotiate with the unions in order to reach an agreement on replacement company agreements. „We call on the unions to withdraw their union actions and renegotiate in good faith and with a commitment to reach a new agreement that is fair and reasonable for all parties,“ the company said. Aurizon has invested heavily in the rail network and rolling stock infrastructure. With the approval of the Traincrew agreement, Aurizon has achieved its business goal: three modern and flexible corporate agreements for approximately 5,000 of its Queensland-based employees. In addition, Full Bench found that the reconciliation with the construction of Section 226, as proposed at Tahmoor Coal, results in a predisposition to the termination of an enterprise contract that has exceeded its nominal expiry date, and there is no indication, in the articles of association or elsewhere, that this is the case. Mr. Aurizon considered that, in the absence of the willingness of the trade unions to agree on the elimination of the restrictive provisions contained in expired company agreements, there was no reasonable prospect of reaching an agreement with either union or its members on replacement company agreements. The unions have maintained their desire to have „rollover“ company agreements. . .

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