McDonalds appealed against a decision of McKenna C of FWA refusing to approve the McDonalds Australia Enterprise Agreement 2009, on grounds including that the pre-approval steps had not been complied with and the agreement did not pass the no-disadvantage test. The McDonalds agreement was made in collaboration with the SDA and covered approximately 80,000 employees […]
The devil is in the detail, as the saying goes, so rushing the job of drafting is a high risk approach, as a transport operator found out when its agreement did not pass muster. The company was anxious to qualify as a preferred tenderer for work on projects which required bidders to have an enterprise […]
The parties (John Holland Rail Pty. Ltd, The Australian Rail, Tram and Bus Industry Union and the Australian Workers’ Union) were engaged in enterprise agreement negotiations for a single agreement to replace three existing agreements over approximately 12 months. The employer eventually put a proposed agreement to employees to vote upon and employees voted against […]
Ross Clarke has more than a decade’s experience in the enterprise bargaining room.
The knowledge and skill he has acquired in this time has enabled him to develop a highly sophisticated planning and process model for successful enterprise bargaining. This proven methodology delivers results across all industries including distribution, hospitality, banking, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications and gaming.
“Ross’s knowledge of industrial relations and his ability to understand how and when to communicate internally with government; and with the media were instrumental in guiding the Association’s successful response to the campaign.”
Patrick Griffin OAM, Australian Hotels Association
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