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In the making of the Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021[2022] QIRC 217

In the making of the Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021[2022] QIRC 217

QUEENSLAND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COMMISSION

CITATION:

In the making of the Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021 [2022] QIRC 217

PARTIES:

Cook Shire Council

AND

Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees

The Australian Workers’ Union of Employees, Queensland

Plumbers & Gasfitters Employees’ Union Queensland, Union of Employees

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

CASE NO.:

CB/2022/51

PROCEEDING:

Application for certification of an agreement

DELIVERED ON:

15 June 2022

HEARING DATE:

15 June 2022

HEARD AT:

Brisbane

MEMBER:

Merrell DP

ORDER:

The Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021 is certified.

CATCHWORDS:

INDUSTRIAL LAW – QUEENSLAND – AGREEMENTS – application for certification of an agreement – requirements for certification – agreement certified

LEGISLATION:

Industrial Relations Act 2016, s 189, ch 4, pt 5, div 2, sub-divs 2 and 3, s 227 and s 228

APPEARANCES:

Ms N. Hope of the Local Government Association of Queensland for the Cook Shire Council.

Mr D. Marr for The Australian Workers' Union of Employees, Queensland.

Reasons for Decision

  1. [1]
    On 26 May 2022, the Cook Shire Council ('the Applicant'), pursuant to s 189 of the Industrial Relations Act 2016 ('the Act'), made an application to certify the Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021 ('the agreement').
  1. [2]
    The named parties to the agreement are the Applicant and the following employee organisations:
  • Queensland Services, Industrial Union of Employees;
  • The Australian Workers’ Union of Employees, Queensland;
  • Plumbers & Gasfitters Employees’ Union Queensland, Union of Employees; and
  • The Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia, Queensland Branch, Union of Employees.
  1. [3]
    The agreement is signed by all the above-mentioned parties.
  1. [4]
    The agreement applies to:
  • the Applicant; and
  • the employee organisations named in paragraph [2] above.
  1. [5]
    Having regard to the submissions made by the parties who appeared today and to the affidavit of Ms Linda Cardew, Chief Executive Officer of the Applicant, filed on 26 May 2022:
  • 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.
  1. [6]
    The application to certify the Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021 is granted.
  1. [7]
    The Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021 operates from 15 June 2022.
  1. [8]
    Although the nominal expiry date of the Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021 is 30 June 2024, it continues to operate until it is terminated under s 227 or s 228 of the Act.
  1. [9]
    I make the following order:

The Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021 is certified.

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Editorial Notes

  • Published Case Name:

    In the making of the Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021

  • Shortened Case Name:

    In the making of the Cook Shire Council - Indoor Certified Agreement 2021

  • MNC:

    [2022] QIRC 217

  • Court:

    QIRC

  • Judge(s):

    Member Merrell DP

  • Date:

    15 Jun 2022

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