When work begins beyond the preparatory work when the real new company is created before the request for agreement on the same surface is submitted to the Fair Labour Commission, the Commission cannot be persuaded that the employer is creating or proposing a genuine new business.  A “Green Fields” agreement is an enterprise agreement for a genuine new business (including a new business, new business, project or business) entered into at a time when the employer or employers have not yet employed the people necessary for the normal business behaviour and who are covered by the agreement.  A relevant union refers to a union entitled to represent the industrial interests of one or more workers covered by the agreement, with respect to the work to be done under the agreement.  As joint venture partners were announced as preferred bidders and then confirmed as winners, they attempted to negotiate and enter into agreements with Greenfields to cover the work for which they had been mandated. During the proposed green grassland agreements, planning, geological testing, service transfers and other work were carried out by partner joint ventures and several of its subcontractors. An employer or two or more employers who are employers with only one interest may enter into an agreement with one or more unions concerned on the scope of use if, in October 2013, prior to the Green Prairie Agreement, a number of people received letters from TBG containing a job offer in the AMC project. Between November 18 and 25, 2013, 6 of these individuals took a job at TBG at another site. On December 5, 2013, all six employees began work on the AMC project after the Greenfields agreement. The Court was satisfied that the company established in the distribution centre, its activity, the project or the business was really new and that it was different from an existing business. The criteria of Act S 172, paragraph 2, point b) of the Fair Labour Act provided that a holding company (Woolworths) could carry out significant preliminary work for the creation or proposal of a genuine new business, carried out by a subsidiary created shortly before a Greenfields agreement with a competent union. Agreements in the green grasslands must include a real new venture; a company cannot simply launch a new project and use it as a reason to negotiate an agreement in the green prairie.  A Greenfield agreement is an agreement between a union and a new employer that does not yet have employees.
 . The notified negotiating period is the six-month period in which parties to a proposed agreement must negotiate a company that is a Greenfields agreement. The Commission found that the size and complexity of some bids required bidders to make significant commitments in terms of time, money, staff and other means to bid. On this basis, the Commission was convinced that the joint ventures were creating or proposing a real new business and that the agreement related to this real new venture. This has a number of benefits for the employer. One of the main advantages is that an agreement in the green grasslands does not require the agreement of workers whose employment is subject to the agreement.