Opal Aged Care Eba Agreement

The decision confirms that employers must ensure, prior to the approval of a company agreement by the FWC, that the following provisions are met: while the FWC had approved at first instance the Opal Aged Company Agreement 2017 („Agreement“) (subject to commitments), the FWC Full Bench has upheld an appeal against the approval of the agreement by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF). As a result, the original decision was set aside and referred back to Commissioner McKinnon for review. For example, Full Bench was concerned about the approval of the agreement, while Opal had not filed a „signed copy“ of the agreement with its application. The Opal decision highlights the importance of correctly interpreting modern rewards, negotiating wage rates and structuring company agreements.

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