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Low-paid authorisations

             (1)  The following persons may apply to the FWC for an authorisation (a low-paid authorisation ) under section 243 in relation to a proposed multi-enterprise agreement:

                     (a)  a bargaining representative for the agreement;

                     (b)  an employee organisation that is entitled to represent the industrial interests of an employee in relation to work to be performed under the agreement.

Note:          The effect of a low-paid authorisation is that the employers specified in it are subject to certain rules in relation to the agreement that would not otherwise apply (such as in relation to the availability of bargaining orders, see subsection 229(2)).

             (2)  The application must specify:

                     (a)  the employers that will be covered by the agreement; and

                     (b)  the employees who will be covered by the agreement.

             (3)  An application under this section must not be made in relation to a proposed greenfields agreement.

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