What Are Australian Workplace Agreements
Fifth, the average wage of workers with registered collective agreements is low, as some of them are covered by non-unionized company agreements, which have lower wage increases than union collective agreements. After all, about 20% of workers in collective agreements are not unionized, but travel freely with the profits made by trade unionists. This reduces the benefits obtained in collective agreements.  The evaluation is supported by Professor Bradon Ellem, who told the Committee that only a comparison of the hourly wages of AWA bonuses, company agreements and workers within the same industry and preferably in the same workplace will identify actual wage differences.  To avoid confusion and misunderstanding, it is important that you ensure that the company agreement includes all NES claims. If a clause in a contract of employment provides for a claim less favorable to an employee than the equivalent right in the NES, the right under the NES applies and is enforceable for the employee regardless of the terms of the agreement. 2.16 A recurring theme of this research is that AWA is not what government and business claim . . .