QLD Employment Law on Individual Agreements?

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ReeceM

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Hi all, I will try to keep this brief.

I am employed in an individual agreement (as are 200 others) on week on/week off. The company is scaling back production on one site and wishes to redeploy (in lieu of redundancy) me to a new site (similar locality) but changed to roster B, which will cost me around $8000 p.a. in extra travel costs plus less time at home, as I don't reside locally.

My agreement does state that "you agree to work any new roster implemented during the course of employment" but only relates to the original site.

My question - is there a requirement under employment law to consult re: changes to roster/significant effects, if I am employed on an individual contract, i.e., override the requirement to consult contained within the black coal award?

Clear as mud?

Thanks in advance,
 

Rod

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override the requirement to consult contained within the black coal award?
Agreements do not override awards.

Questions can be raised by the employer as to what 'consult' means. They may say they did. Either way, the nature of the industry is such that many workers have no real security.