Inclusive Language in Enterprise Agreements
NTEU Branches must audit their Enterprise Agreement for binary language. If any binary language is used in their Agreements, they must work towards removing all binary langauge in the current or next bargaining round.
Approval of Enterprise Agreements
National Executive shall not approve an enterprise agreement that entails a diminution of existing conditions unless:
- The diminution of conditions of employment is part of a trade-off resulting in improved conditions overall; and
- Prior consultation has occurred with the National Office.
As part of overall bargaining strategy Branches will be encouraged to organise Protected Action Ballots, and to take industrial action. In considering the approval of agreements which involve trade-offs, National Executive will have regard to whether or not a Branch has engaged in industrial action, noting that this is a realistic expectation for all Branches.