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Monash University Enterprise Agreement (Trades and Services Staff – Building and Metal Trades Staff) 2009
Part 2 – Conditions Of Employment
Section 1 – Communication, Consultation and Dispute Resolution
12. Dispute Settling Procedures
12.1 Where any dispute arises:
in the first instance the Trade and Services Staff member and his/her supervisor shall discuss the dispute in an attempt to resolve the dispute. The Trades and Services Staff member may choose to be accompanied by a Representative of his or her choice.
12.2 Where a dispute remains unresolved, at the request of either party to the dispute, a Disputes Committee shall be convened within one working week unless agreed otherwise by the Disputes Committee. The Disputes Committee shall, unless otherwise agreed to by the parties to the dispute, consist of:
All nominees will be selected in a timely fashion.
12.3 The Disputes Committee shall attempt to resolve the matter within one working week of its first meeting. Any resolution shall be in the form of a written agreement subject, if necessary, to ratification by the parties to the dispute.
12.4 Until the procedures described in clause 12.1 - 12.3 above have been exhausted:
12.5 Should the dispute not be resolved by the processes referred to in clause 12.1-12.3 above, the matter may be referred to Fair Work Australia for conciliation or arbitration by either party to the dispute in which case the parties to the dispute shall be bound by any recommendation or decision of Fair Work Australia.
12.6 It is acknowledged that if the dispute relates to an alleged ambiguity or uncertainty in this Agreement any party to the dispute may at any time apply for variation of the Agreement to eliminate the alleged uncertainty or ambiguity or Fair Work Australia may act of its own motion to take steps to vary the Agreement.