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It prevents the manufacture of new AWAs; allows the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to begin modernizing awards, reintroducing an award-winning “No Disadvantage Test” to replace the 2007 equity test for employment contract approvals, and introducing ITEAs. Sale contract for the provision of community policing services in support of the agreement for the provision of police services to the ACT (June 2012) The Federal Court of Justice notes that: Queensland Rail has violated the employment contract consultation provisions which up to 15,000 employees and orders the maximum penalty of $33,000 for 20 separate breaches ($660,000) to consult with unions on major changes and pay the fine to the five unions that introduced the procedure. DEEWR released an update of trends in federal corporate negotiations for the December 2010 quarter. It shows that the number of current business agreements has risen to 25,226, which covers nearly 2.6 million Australian workers, with the average annual wage increases recently being 3.8% (compared to 4.1% in the previous quarter). The Federal Parliament adopts the State Referrals and Other Measures Act, facilitating the creation of a national industrial system (excluding Western Australia) from 1 January 2010. AMMA publishes a report on the functioning of good faith bargaining rules, in which they state that unions use their mandated participation in green prairie agreements to obtain excessive benefits and that negotiators are required to advise all other parties to the negotiations. Victorian construction workers approve a four-year contract that provides for 5% pay increases, double overtime and higher aging. The Victorian government announces a revision of the state`s building code. Government policy (ALP) is intended to reverse or substantially alter some important aspects of the work choices regime, but there is nothing in politics to suggest that there will be a return to the traditional federal and government labour relations systems that prevailed before the choice of work. It is important that the government intend to build on the “breakthrough” towards a national industrial relations system that is an essential feature of the work choice system …

All private sector workers would be covered by the national system. The establishment of such a structure requires a certain degree of cooperation from national governments… All employers would benefit from a simple structure that is easy to understand and apply. [6] Woolworths successfully appealed the refusal of an FWA commissioner to approve an enterprise agreement that did not allow the FWA to reconcile the terms of its provisions. UNWTO publishes national accounts data showing that in the March 2011 quarter, real unit labour costs decreased by 0.4% in March, while real unit labour costs decreased by 0.1% in the country and by 1.2% of GDP during the quarter. The Fair Work Ombudsman publishes the information statement that employers in the national system will have to provide to all new workers from 1 January 2010. Some 24,946 federal agreements affect 2.55 million employees. The agreements presented for the March 2011 quarter show an average annual increase of 3.8%, alleasing the fear of higher wages. Labour Minister Senator Chris Evans rejects calls to amend the FW Act, which says enterprise agreements now cover more than 2.3 million workers and the number of days lost due to labour disputes is decreasing.