Company agreements are agreements concluded at company level between employers and workers and their unions on working and employment conditions. EAs had a unique feature in Australia: during the negotiation of a collective agreement of a federal undertaking, a group of workers or a trade union could, without legal sanction, take industrial action (including strikes) to pursue their rights. Company agreements can encompass a wide range of issues, such as: there are two main types of company agreements that can be concluded under the Fair Work Act: what is a company agreement? Why a company agreement? What are company agreements? Does a company agreement replace a bonus? Can I conclude my individual agreement? How do you get a company agreement? How can I have a say in what the union negotiates for me? Are there rules for establishing company agreements? Do I have a company agreement? This term describes an agreement that is being proposed for negotiation or is under negotiation, so that it can be approved by the Commission as a company agreement. A number of claims on behalf of a group of workers whose negotiators are trying to negotiate with the employer could be a proposal for a company agreement within the meaning of the Fair Work Act.  However, the rate of pay for the company agreement must not be lower than the rate of pay of the modern distinction. A standard company agreement would take three years. While a company agreement must have a nominal expiry date within four years, the agreement will continue to be put into operation after that date until it is replaced by a new company agreement or terminated by the Fair Work Commission. Under Australian labour law, the 2005-2006 industrial reform, known as “WorkChoices” (with the corresponding amendments to the Workplace Relations Act (1996), changed the name of these contractual documents to “Collective Agreement”. National labour legislation may also impose collective agreements, but the adoption of the workchoices reform will reduce the likelihood that such agreements will be concluded. The Fair Work Act 2009 provides a simple, flexible and fair framework that helps employers and workers negotiate in good faith to enter into a company agreement.
 Since the passage of the Fair Work Act, parties to Australian federal collective agreements have submitted their fair work agreements to Australia for approval. . . .