Your Armaguard Metro Agreement
Your Armaguard Metro Agreement is still sitting with the Fair Work Commission (FWC) while they check whether the new agreement passes the "Better Off Overall Test" (BOOT).
The BOOT requires that each of the employees to be covered by the agreement is better off overall on the agreement than under the relevant modern award. It is a critical criteria for approving an agreement.
There may be some back and forth correspondence in the near future between the Fair Work Commission and Armaguard while the Commissioner seeks any necessary clarification, asks Armaguard to explain their calculations, or asks them to provide undertakings. While your union office is copied into all correspondence from the Fair Work Commission and Armaguard regarding this matter, neither Armaguard or the Union is able to rush the Commission or even call and ask what the status is on the certification of the agreement. As we receive any updates or information we will send it out to you as soon as possible.
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