Agreements in green grasslands must involve a real new undertaking; A company can`t just launch a new project and use it as a basis for negotiating a deal with Greenfield.  This has a number of benefits for the employer. A key advantage is that a Greenfield agreement does not require the agreement of staff whose employment would be subject to the agreement. In principle, there are no employees to negotiate with. Another important advantage is that a Greenfield agreement allows an employer to exclude unions that are less desirable than parties and, therefore, to be effectively present in the new company before recruiting workers. Employees who are not covered by a particular company agreement will most likely be covered by one of the modern national awards. There are 122 modern awards that have been designed to replace the thousands of state and federal state awards in 2010. However, NSW state and local government employees remain covered by state distinctions or company agreements. The vast majority of ETU members are covered by specific company agreements, but if you need access to your modern price, you can find it on the Fair Work Commission website or if they are subject to a state distinction on the NSW Industrial Relations Commission website. If you are unsure of the reward your work covers, please contact your nearest ETU office for assistance. If your employer is about to start negotiations for a new agreement and publish a communication on representation rights, contact your ETU organiser immediately for further instructions before taking any action. ETU members are not required to appoint someone as part of the procedure for notifying representation rights if you want the union to represent you during negotiations. Advice to the contrary should be immediately forwarded to your organizer.
Agreements, once certified, form the basis of members` working conditions and are a useful resource for members, if you would like a copy of your company agreement, please complete the following application form: EtU negotiates company agreements on behalf of members of the NSW AND ACT AS A WHOLE. These agreements contain the rights, conditions and rights of members working under a company agreement and cover, inter alia, issues such as rates of pay, leave rights, working hours, classification structures and dispute resolution procedures This decision is a significant gain for the ETU and its members and serves as a warning to employers who wish to read words in a company agreement. . . .