Collective bargaining

Collective bargaining

The Employment Relations Act defines a collective agreement as an agreement that is binding on one or more unions, and one or more employers, and two or more employees. Employees must be union members to be covered by a collective agreement.

Services cover

  • Being the lead advocate for bargaining 
  • Provision of strategic directions and advice
  • Development of bargaining process agreements 
  • Ensuring both parties abide by the requirements set out in the Act 
  • Prevention and settlement of strikes and other industrial disputes
  • Provision of Employer Advocacy Services

There are a number of conditions and existing case law that govern how to deal with employees when a collective agreement is in place or during bargaining. Collective Bargaining is complex in nature and the knowledge and experience we provide you will assist in achieving good outcomes.

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