If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. (i) regulation of workplace relationships (including industrial issues, litigation, and, in the usual sense of these terms); By May 2004, AEAs had achieved coverage of about 2.4% of the workforce.  Mining companies have advanced the agreements with some success and have offered substantial wage increases to workers who have opted for an AWA. In the federal system, there are three types of employment contracts: fair labour laws, which came into force in 2008, created individual transitional employment contracts or ITEAs (special agreements that could not be concluded until the end of 2009) and amended collective agreements in July 2009. The Director/Supervisor will discuss with interested staff the possibility of an agreement on reducing working time to help them define the appropriate arrangements. The trade union movement saw in the AEAs an attempt to undermine the power of trade unions in the negotiation of wages and the terms of their members. The unions argued that the ordinary worker himself had little or no bargaining power to effectively negotiate an agreement with an employer, so that there is, of course, unequal bargaining power for the contract. For exceptional individuals in the workplace or in labour-shortage sectors, the labour movement argues that common law contracts are sufficient. They also believe that, while commercial law and common law provide for fairness and equality in negotiations, the AAEs were designed to reinforce the inequality between employers and workers in terms of pay and conditions. The ACTU`s policy has been to eliminate AWAs and establish collective agreements.  Note 2: Under Section 324A, some other documents are considered employment contracts for limited purposes.
There are two main types of enterprise agreements that can be concluded under the Fair Work Act: to avoid confusion and misunderstanding, it is important to ensure that the labour agreement contains all claims in the NES.