The agreement was officially signed on 12 August 2019 at 11 a.m., in the presence of the Labour Commissioner. After important negotiations between the SDA and BWS, the proposed BWS 2019 agreement will be submitted to you for consideration. BWS-Management and BWS Workers Union Executives recognized the importance of motivated staff and fair work practices and improved on the previous agreement. The proposed agreement will now be submitted to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for approval. The proposed agreement will begin on July 1, 2019 or 7 days after FWC approval, depending on the subsequent value. Company agreements are based on the minimum conditions of the Modern Awards and/or vary. Modern awards are a safety net of minimum conditions for an entire industry or job, for example the General Retail Industry Award 2010 applies to retail. If a job has a company agreement, the modern price does not apply. Company agreements and bonuses apply in conjunction with National Employment Standards (“NES”). The NES applies to all employees (with the exception of staff of the Land Government and municipal councils) and they cannot be superseded by an arbitration award or agreement.
You can vote online for the agreement between 31 May 2019 and 11 June 2019 at www,eavote.com.au. Voting on the proposed agreement is carried out online under www.eavote.com.au This document summarizes the differences between the proposed agreement and the current BWS agreement. If the proposed agreement is approved by the team members, it will start either on July 1, 2019, or 7 days after the approval of the Fair Work Commission, depending on the subsequent value. The agreement has a nominal expiry date of June 30, 2023. BBN Staff: The Board and Management of Belize Water Services (BWS) and the leadership of the Belize Water Service Workers Union (BWSWU) announced the conclusion of a new collective agreement that was successfully renegotiated and came into effect on November 1, 2018. Company agreements are agreements concluded at company level which lay down the minimum working conditions applicable to a group of workers and to an employer. This new agreement was reviewed and approved by the Labour Commissioner, Anne Marie Thompson. .