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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 178

Appointment of bargaining representatives--other matters

When appointment of a bargaining representative comes into force

             (1)  An appointment of a bargaining representative comes into force on the day specified in the instrument of appointment.

Copies of instruments of appointment must be given

             (2)  A copy of an instrument of appointment of a bargaining representative for a proposed enterprise agreement must:

                     (a)  for an appointment made by an employee who will be covered by the agreement--be given to the employee's employer; and

                     (b)  for an appointment made by an employer that will be covered by a proposed enterprise agreement that is not a greenfields agreement--be given, on request, to a bargaining representative of an employee who will be covered by the agreement; and

                     (c)  for an appointment made by an employer that will be covered by a proposed single-enterprise agreement that is a greenfields agreement--be given, on request, to an employee organisation that is a bargaining representative for the agreement.

Regulations may prescribe matters relating to qualifications and appointment

             (3)  The regulations may prescribe matters relating to the qualifications or appointment of bargaining representatives.



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