A standard company agreement would take three years. On the one hand, collective agreements benefit employers, at least in principle, as they allow for greater “flexibility” in areas such as normal working hours, fixed hours and performance conditions. On the other hand, collective agreements benefit workers, as they usually provide for wages, bonuses, additional leave and higher rights (e.g. B severance pay) than a bonus. [Citation required] The parties approve the proposed company agreements between them (in the case of workers, the matter is put to the vote). The Fair Work Commission then evaluates them for approval. (Under the Fair Work Act 2009, agreements have been renamed “Company Agreements” and are submitted to the Fair Work Commission to assess claims against modern public procurement and verify breaches of the law.)  Under Australian labour law, the 2005-2006 industrial reform, known as “WorkChoices” (with the corresponding amendments to the Workplace Relations Act (1996), changed the name of these contractual documents to “Collective Agreement”. National labour legislation may also impose collective agreements, but the adoption of the workchoices reform will reduce the likelihood that such agreements will be concluded. EAs had a unique feature in Australia: during the negotiation of a collective agreement of a federal undertaking, a group of workers or a trade union could, without legal sanction, take industrial action (including strikes) to pursue their rights. The decision of the High Court of Australia in the Electrolux case against The Australian Workers` Union has highlighted an important legal issue regarding company agreements. The question was what these industrial instruments could cover.
The Australian Labour Relations Board ruled on the matter in 2005 in the three certified agreements. Unlike distinctions that provide similar standards for all workers in the entire sector covered by a given distinction, collective agreements generally apply only to workers of an employer. However, a short-term cooperation agreement (e.g. .B on a construction site) occasionally results in an agreement between several employers and workers. . . .