An enterprise agreement is an agreement made between employers and employees about terms and conditions of employment.
Key features of enterprise agreements include:
staff salaries and superannuation
employment conditions, such as hours of work, workloads, meal breaks and overtime
performance development procedures
Negotiating enterprise agreements
The University negotiates the terms and conditions of employment for a new agreement through a formal bargaining process between the University and its staff, through bargaining representatives. Bargaining representatives may include union representatives and individual staff who have requested to be involved in the process through the Notice of Employee Representational Rights process.
There are clear rules and obligations set out in the Fair Work Act 2009 about how the bargaining process is to occur.
More information about enterprise agreements and the enterprise bargaining process is available on the Fair Work Commission website.
or download the fact sheet on Enterprise Bargaining