Collective bargaining is the process through which employees and employers create awards and agreements relating to wages and employment conditions.
The parties negotiate, in good faith, with a view to reaching an agreement, however in the event that the negotiating parties can not reach agreement, the Commission may be able to provide assistance by way of conciliation, or the matter may proceed to arbitration.
Throughout the negotiation process, an employee organisation may apply to the Industrial Registrar for approval to engage in Protected Industrial Action. For more information regarding this, please see the Practice Direction - PD 2 of 2021 - Approval to Engage In Protected Industrial Action.
If the negotiating parties reach an agreement, they may apply to the Commission for the agreement to be certified and, if applicable, to revoke a previous award or agreement.
Current awards and agreements are listed on this website.
The Forms related to collective bargaining are below:
Form 38 - Advice of intention to begin negotiations for a project agreement
Form 39 - Notice to be a party to a project agreement
Form 40 - Application for certificate as to requested representation
Form 41 - Certificate as to requested representation
Form 42 - Application for certificate of cessation of requirement in section 171(4)
Form 43 - Certificate of cessation of requirement under section 171(4)
Form 44 - Request for help to make certified agreement
Form 52 - Application for approval to engage in industrial action
The Forms related to the making, amendment or termination of an agreement/bargaining instrument are:
Form 46 - Application for certification of agreement
Form 47 - Application for decision about designation award for a certified agreement
Form 48 - Application to extend nominal expiry date of bargaining instrument
Form 49 - Application to amend bargaining instrument
Form 50 - Notice of intention to terminate certified agreement or arbitration determination
Form 51 - Application for approval to terminate certified agreement or arbitration determination
These forms, and all other documents and material, can be filed at the Industrial Registry via the following methods:
||qirc.registry [at] qirc.qld.gov.au
|In person over the counter:
Level 21, Central Plaza Two
66 Eagle Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
GPO Box 373
Brisbane QLD 4001
||(07) 3221 6074
In most instances, the Industrial Registry will communicate with you by email. If you have not provided an email address, the Industrial Registry will be in contact with you requesting that you provide an appropriate email address. If you do not have an email address, the Industrial Registry will communicate with you by post.