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Enterprise bargaining is an Australian term for a form of collective bargaining, in which wages and working conditions are negotiated at the level of the individual organisations, as distinct from sectoral collective bargaining across whole industries. Once established, they are legally binding on employers and employees that are covered by the Enterprise bargaining agreement. An Enterprise Agreement (EA) consists of a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.
On the one hand, collective agreements, at least in principle, benefit employers, as they allow for improved "flexibility" in such areas as ordinary hours, flat rates of hourly pay, and performance-related conditions. On the other hand, collective agreements benefit workers, as they usually provide higher pay, bonuses, additional leave and enhanced entitlements (such as redundancy pay) than an award does.

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    QLD Am I Entitled to Paid Parental Leave?

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    NSW Definition of "Working Days" in Enterprise Agreement?

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    NSW Defining My Employee Rights?

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    NSW Unfair Dismissal - Justifying Termination Due to Unsatisfactory Performance?

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    Homework Question - Differentiate Coverage and Application of Enterprise Agreement?

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