Follow this process to make a greenfields agreement for a new business. This can be a single or multi-enterprise agreement.
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About greenfields agreements
All greenfields agreements must be for a 'genuine new enterprise'. This means:
- the agreement must be for an enterprise that is new or about to start up
- the employer(s) have not yet hired the people who will work under the agreement.
Find out more about greenfields agreements. For help to understand the process, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The process for single-enterprise greenfields agreements
An employer may make a single-enterprise greenfields agreement with 1 or more relevant unions. Two or more employers may also do this if they are single-interest employers.
The bargaining period lasts as long as the representatives need it to. The exception is if the employer starts a notified negotiation period. This is rare.
During bargaining, the parties develop the agreement. Use our resources to:
The agreement needs to meets the standards before you apply for approval.
The process for multi-enterprise greenfields agreements
Two or more employers may make a multi-enterprise greenfields agreement if they are not all single-interest employers. They negotiate with 1 or more relevant unions.
‘Relevant’ means the union has the right to represent the interests of one or more of the employees for the work they do under the agreement.
Before you apply for approval, check the agreement meets the standards.