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In the certification of the CITEC Certified Agreement 2019

 

[2020] QIRC 166

QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

CITATION:

In the certification of the CITEC Certified Agreement 2019 [2020] QIRC 166

PARTIES:

State of Queensland (Department of Housing and Public Works)

v

Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees

and

The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, Queensland Branch, Union of Employees

CASE NO:

CB/2020/71

PROCEEDING:

Certification of Agreement

DELIVERED ON:

11 September 2020

HEARING DATE:

On the Papers

HEARD AT:

Brisbane

MEMBER:

Pidgeon IC

ORDER:

The CITEC Certified Agreement 2019 is certified.

CATCHWORDS:

INDUSTRIAL      LAW      –       COLLECTIVE

BARGAINING – application for certification of an agreement – requirements for certification – agreement certified.

LEGISLATION:

Industrial Relations Act 2016

Reasons for Decision

  1. [1]
    On 28 August 2020, the State of Queensland (Department of Housing and Public Works)("the Department"), pursuant to s 189 of the Industrial Relations Act 2016 ("the Act"), made an application to certify the CITEC Certified Agreement 2019 ("the agreement").
  1. [2]
    The named parties to the agreement are:
  • The Director-General of the Department;
  • Employees referred to in cl 1.3(a), excluding those referred to in cl 1.3(b);
  • Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees;
  • The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, Queensland Branch, Union of Employees.
  1. [3]
    The agreement applies to persons employed at CITEC, a business unit of the Department, and for whom their classifications and wage rates are prescribed herein.
  2. [4]
    The application is accompanied by a copy of the agreement signed by the following:
  • The Department;
  • Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees; and
  • The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, Queensland Branch, Union of Employees.
  1. [5]
    An affidavit was filed on 28 August 2020 by Ms Liza Carroll, Director-General of the Department.
  2. [6]
    Having regard to the abovementioned affidavit:
    • I am satisfied of each relevant requirement in ch 4, pt 5, div 2, sub-div 2 of the Act; and
    • there is nothing in the agreement which would require me to refuse to grant the application pursuant to ch 4, pt 5, div 2, sub-div 3 of the Act.
  3. [7]
    The application to certify the CITEC Certified Agreement 2019 is granted.
  4. [8]
    The CITEC Certified Agreement 2019 operates from the day it is certified, namely 11 September 2020.
  5. [9]
    Although the nominal expiry date of the CITEC Certified Agreement 2019 is 31 October 2023, it continues to operate until it is terminated under s 227 or s 228 of the Act.
  6. [10]
    I make the following order:

The CITEC Certified Agreement 2019 is certified.

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    In the certification of the CITEC Certified Agreement 2019

  • Shortened Case Name:

    In the certification of the CITEC Certified Agreement 2019

  • MNC:

    [2020] QIRC 166

  • Judge(s):

    Member Pidgeon IC

  • Date:

    11 Sep 2020

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