Customs and border guards have emergency systems in place to protect Australia`s borders and minimize the impact on business. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, the fair work committee presented on Friday afternoon, after five years of tense labour negotiations, including strikes, a draft enterprise agreement for Interior Ministry staff. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the „New Approaches“ program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. The 85-ts agreement and the decision of 185 support parties set the conditions for workers within the Ministry of the Interior, including increasing working time on a normal working day, explaining how to standardize wage classifications and the amount of burden paid to casual workers. Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. One of the main challenges in developing the provision was to address differences in pay rates and conditions for department staff, some of which were covered by the more generous agreement for customs and border guards and another staff agreement that had been replaced by the department of immigration and citizenship at the time. Our people are an essential part of our mission to protect the Australian border and manage the movement of people and goods across the border. While the rates of pay were different between public affairs agreements and legal advisors, the Commission was more related to the lower rates of pay proposed by the department, but it also identified many cases where the union and the department had the same starting point. Customs and border guards negotiated in good faith with all negotiators to propose an affordable agreement within its budget and within the parameters of the Australian negotiating framework. „The department will continue to be fully committed to all FWC branches.“ The Community and Public Sector Union has indicated that its members, who work with Customs and Border Guards, intend to take anti-work measures from Tuesday 27 September 2011. Our agreements will minimize the impact on our freight and mail transport, but we believe there will be delays in managing international travellers at airports.

Customs and border guards cooperate with airport owners and airlines to minimize the impact on travellers. Department staff have already received a 4 per cent increase in June, when the Commission issued a partial provision. The second part of the salary increase, an additional 3 per cent, is paid 12 months after the full determination. Our success depends in large part on our ability to promote innovation, the multiple efforts and capabilities of our employees. We strive to create a motivating and rewarding work environment in which we value performance, our employees, integrity, service and service standards.