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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 - SECT 413

Common requirements that apply for industrial action to be protected industrial action

Common requirements

             (1)  This section sets out the common requirements for industrial action to be protected industrial action for a proposed enterprise agreement.

Type of proposed enterprise agreement

             (2)  The industrial action must not relate to a proposed enterprise agreement that is a greenfields agreement or multi-enterprise agreement.

Genuinely trying to reach an agreement

             (3)  The following persons must be genuinely trying to reach an agreement:

                     (a)  if the person organising or engaging in the industrial action is a bargaining representative for the agreement--the bargaining representative;

                     (b)  if the person organising or engaging in the industrial action is an employee who will be covered by the agreement--the bargaining representative of the employee.

Notice requirements

             (4)   The notice requirements set out in section 414 must have been met in relation to the industrial action.

Compliance with orders

             (5)  The following persons must not have contravened any orders that apply to them and that relate to, or relate to industrial action relating to, the agreement or a matter that arose during bargaining for the agreement:

                     (a)  if the person organising or engaging in the industrial action is a bargaining representative for the agreement--the bargaining representative;

                     (b)  if the person organising or engaging in the industrial action is an employee who will be covered by the agreement--the employee and the bargaining representative of the employee.

No industrial action before an enterprise agreement etc. passes its nominal expiry date

             (6)  The person organising or engaging in the industrial action must not contravene section 417 (which deals with industrial action before the nominal expiry date of an enterprise agreement etc.) by organising or engaging in the industrial action.

No suspension or termination order is in operation etc.

             (7)   None of the following must be in operation:

                     (a)  an order under Division 6 of this Part suspending or terminating industrial action in relation to the agreement;

                     (b)  a Ministerial declaration under subsection 431(1) terminating industrial action in relation to the agreement;

                     (c)  a serious breach declaration in relation to the agreement.



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