A BHP spokeswoman took note of the decision and said those employed under the corporate agreements for corporate services would not notice any immediate changes after the appeal was upholded. According to the General Prosecutor`s Office, the number of temporary agreements of private sector companies halved between 2014 and 2019, from some 20,000 to just over 10,000. At the end of the four-week cycle allowed by the agreement, the union demanded an end to the change of position. The company refused. Since the Labour Relations Tribunal, the Fair Work Commission, had previously ruled on this issue, the union filed a lawsuit. The AMMA encourages all members to participate in the AMMA advocacy process, with practical case studies, evidence or other reactions related to their campaign. The audit showed that company agreements do not sufficiently explain how workers` wages are calculated when they work on new rosters. The company first attempted to completely derail the terms set out in the 2012 agreement and enter into a separate agreement for Blackwater Mine employees under much worse conditions. Full Bench allowed the appeal for two reasons: that the EP did not establish that the agreements had been concluded with boot and that OS had not taken all appropriate measures to explain the terms and consequences of the agreements. A verification panel said Friday that „two fundamental mistakes” influenced the decision made in December by Fair Work Commission Vice Chairman Gerard Boyce to approve the two BHP company agreements. Four unions jointly appealed the December decision to approve the company agreements, including the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union and the Australian Workers Union.

In January 2020, the unions appealed the approval of the two company agreements, in particular because the EP took into account irrelevant considerations that violated the NES, the agreements did not meet the legal requirements for authorisation, in particular the BOOT tests and actually agreed, and the commitments provided had not remedied a defect in the necessary declaration. . . .