If you are asked to sign any type of document that accepts certain working conditions, be sure to read and understand it very carefully before signing it. Keep a copy of your file. You shouldn`t feel pressured to sign an agreement with your employer. If you do, please contact the Fair Work Infoline at 13 13 94. The Fair Trade Committee on Friday afternoon submitted a draft company agreement for Interior Ministry employees, after five years of tense industrial negotiations, including strikes. For more information on government procurement and agreements, see www.fairwork.gov.au. The 85-page agreement and the accompanying 185-page decision set out the conditions for interior ministry employees, including increasing working time to a standard working day, explanations of how wage classifications are standardized, and the amount of the burden paid for casual workers. To create an IFA, the employer must ensure that you are overall better off than you would normally be under the award or agreement. This may mean that you will receive additional benefits in one area to compensate for the changed benefits in another area. If you think you don`t feel better overall, you shouldn`t enter the IFA. Commonwealth labour laws, including the payment of minimum wage rates and conditions under rewards and agreements, are enforced by the Fair Work Ombudsman. All references to the award or agreement in this factsheet include modern rewards, company agreements and transitional instruments based on contracts or agreements. Their rights and minimum conditions at work can be established by a legal document such as a distinction, an agreement or an employment contract.
Ask your employer which one applies to you to find out how you are affected. Even if the deduction is permitted under a provision of an arbitral award or agreement, the provision has no effect if the deduction is made directly or indirectly in favour of the employer or if the deduction is inappropriate. For more information on market rates of pay, please contact the Ministry of the Interior at 13 18 81 or consult www.homeaffairs.gov.au. A worker`s minimum wage will usually be included in a bonus or agreement setting a base wage for normal hours. It may also contain additional rates for overtime or penalties for certain positions outside normal working hours. If the rates of pay differed between the public affairs agreements and the ex officiable civil servants, it was more likely that the Commission had accepted the lower rates of pay presented by the division, but also identified many cases where the union and the department had the same starting point. . . .