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In the termination of the QFleet Certified Agreement 2016[2019] QIRC 106

In the termination of the QFleet Certified Agreement 2016[2019] QIRC 106

QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

CITATION:

In the termination of the QFleet Certified Agreement 2016 [2019] QIRC 106

PARTIES: 

State of Queensland (Department of Housing and Public Works)

and

Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees

CASE NO:

CB/2019/55

PROCEEDING:

Application for approval to terminate certified agreement after nominal expiry date

DELIVERED ON:

12 July 2019

HEARING DATE:

12 July 2019

HEARD AT:

Brisbane

MEMBER:

Knight IC

ORDER:

  1. The QFleet Certified Agreement 2016 is terminated.

CATCHWORDS:

INDUSTRIAL LAW – COLLECTIVE BARGAINING – Application for termination after nominal expiry date – Requirements for termination – Agreement terminated

LEGISLATION:

Industrial Relations Act 2016

APPEARANCES:

Ms T. Bullas of the Department of Housing and Public Works

Ms N. Vigor of Together Queensland, Industrial Union of Employees

Reasons for Decision

  1. [1]
    The State of Queensland (Department of Housing and Public Works) has applied to terminate the QFleet Certified Agreement 2016.  It does so pursuant to s 228(1) of the Industrial Relations Act 2016.
  1. [2]
    The Agreement nominally expired on 31 August 2018 and the parties consent to its termination.
  1. [3]
    I have considered the affidavit of Ms. Elizabeth Therese Carroll, Director-General of the Department of Housing and Public Works, sworn 25 June 2019.
  1. [4]
    I am satisfied that:
  • the agreement does not provide any particular conditions that must be met before it may be terminated;[1]
  • the Commission is satisfied that State of Queensland (Department of Housing and Public Works) has given notice of its intention to apply to terminate the agreement;[2]
  • the other parties to the agreement agree to its being terminated;[3] and
  • the termination of the agreement is not contrary to the public interest.[4]
  1. [5]
    On that basis, I terminate the QFleet Certified Agreement 2016 with effect from 12 July 2019.[5]
  1. [6]
    I make the following order:
  1. The QFleet Certified Agreement 2016 is terminated.

Footnotes

[1] Industrial Relations Act 2016 s 228(3).

[2] Ibid s 228(2).

[3] Ibid s 228(3)(b)(i).

[4] Ibid s 228(3)(b)(ii).

[5] Ibid s 228(4).

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    In the termination of the QFleet Certified Agreement 2016

  • Shortened Case Name:

    In the termination of the QFleet Certified Agreement 2016

  • MNC:

    [2019] QIRC 106

  • Court:

    QIRC

  • Judge(s):

    Knight IC

  • Date:

    12 Jul 2019

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