What happens to awards on the implementation of WorkChoices on 27 March 2006?
1. Pay and classification provisions are removed from awards and become Australian Pay and Classification Scales and remain in exactly the same terms as before. They will eventually be rationalised by AIRC. 2. The awards are reduced to fifteen allowable matters plus preserved award entitlements which include leave (annual, personal and parental), notice of termination, jury service and superannuation. 3. All non-allowable clauses cease to have effect. These include, but are not limited to: • direct or indirect prohibitions on employers employing employees in a particular type of employment; • union picnic or trade union training leave; • conversion from casual to another type of employment; • rights of an industrial association to represent the parties in the dispute settlement procedures unless they are the representative of the employee’s or employer’s choice; • right of entry; • discriminatory or preference clauses; and • enterprise flexibility provisions.