After extensive negotiations, two failed EBA votes and a Fair Work Commission dispute against Hobsons Bay City Council, ANMF and other unions proposed an increase of at least $28 per week for a short-term enterprise agreement. (4) If the terms of a fixed-term contract reflect a genuine agreement between the employer and the worker that the employment relationship is not maintained after a specified date and that the employment relationship ends on the day indicated, the employment relationship will not have been broken without vitiating or some other factor of the type to which we refer in (5) and there will be no dismissal at the initiative of the employer. Furthermore, in these circumstances, a decision by the employer not to propose an additional employment contract is irrelevant to determining whether the employment relationship has been terminated at the initiative of the employment relationship. The decision not to offer a job is separate and different from the previous agreement between the parties to terminate the employment relationship at some point (Griffin/Fisher). However, if the fixed-term contract does not, in fact, constitute an agreement for the employment relationship to end at some point (for example. B to D`Lima), the decision not to offer an additional contract will be one of the real issues to consider in deciding whether an employer`s remedy is the main factor that directly or systematically contributes to the termination of the employment relationship. After successfully negotiating with several local employers to withdraw their proposals to freeze wage agreements, negotiations began with the Moira Shire Council and the Banyule City Council. 7.1 A facilitating provision provides that the standard approach may be deviated from an agreement allocation provision between an employer and a worker or employer and the majority of workers in the company or part of the company concerned. (f) the terms of the employment limitation contract may be contrary to the terms of an award or enterprise agreement that takes effect under the FW Act and which prohibit or govern temporary work, with the conditions of the award or agreement to prevail over the contract (Fisher).” Wyndham City Council will pay the 2.1 per cent increase in July 2020 as stipulated in the current enterprise agreement. Yarra City staff voted to adopt a rollover contract until July 21, 2021, with a salary increase of 1.25% or $25 per week, depending on the highest value, from the first pay period on or after September 1, 2020. ANMF and other unions are considering proposing a rollover agreement from the Greater Shepparton City Council.
The ANMF (Vic Branch) continues to represent nurses for mothers and children, as well as vaccine nurses, in negotiations with a number of local government councils that are trying to freeze wages, delay negotiations on enterprise agreements or shake up agreements, citing the effects of COVID 19. Casey City Council is aiming for a 12-month extension of the current agreement with a 1 percent pay increase. An enterprise agreement is put into circulation for a vote – unions recommend that members vote against the agreement. ANMF and other unions agreed to postpone enterprise negotiations with the regional council for 12 months, but Ararat employees received 1.5% in the first pay period after 1 July.