The bargaining process can be complex. Before you begin, understand the timeframe and what you must tell employees. This can avoid delays when you apply for approval.
Genuine agreement from 6 June 2023
How we determine if your employees genuinely agreed to the agreement
Statement of Principles on Genuine Agreement
We consider these principles to decide if your agreement was genuinely agreed to
Timeframes to make an agreement
Understand the dates in the process, to avoid a mistake.
Date calculator for single enterprise agreement
A tool to help you to work out the schedule for the bargaining process.
Plan to communicate your agreement
Check what you need to give employees, when, and how to do it.
Bargaining representatives for agreements
For help to negotiate, employers and employees may use representatives.
Apply for a majority support determination (Form F30)
Use Form F30 if you want to order an employer to start bargaining.
Request to bargain for a replacement agreement
An employee bargaining representative can ask an employer to start bargaining.