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FAIR WORK ACT 2009 (NO. 28, 2009) - SECT 187

When FWA must approve an enterprise agreement--additional requirements

Additional requirements

             (1)  This section sets out additional requirements that must be met before FWA approves an enterprise agreement under section 186.

Requirement that approval not be inconsistent with good faith bargaining etc.

             (2)  FWA must be satisfied that approving the agreement would not be inconsistent with or undermine good faith bargaining by one or more bargaining representatives for a proposed enterprise agreement, or an enterprise agreement, in relation to which a scope order is in operation.

Requirement relating to notice of variation of agreement

             (3)  If a bargaining representative is required to vary the agreement as referred to in subsection 184(2), FWA must be satisfied that the bargaining representative has complied with that subsection and subsection 184(3) (which deals with giving notice of the variation).

Requirements relating to particular kinds of employees

             (4)  FWA must be satisfied as referred to in any provisions of Subdivision E of this Division that apply in relation to the agreement.

Note:          Subdivision E of this Division deals with approval requirements relating to particular kinds of employees.

Requirements relating to greenfields agreements

             (5)  If the agreement is a greenfields agreement, FWA must be satisfied that:

                     (a)  the relevant employee organisations that will be covered by the agreement are (taken as a group) entitled to represent the industrial interests of a majority of the employees who will be covered by the agreement, in relation to work to be performed under the agreement; and

                     (b)  it is in the public interest to approve the agreement.

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