What is a bargaining process agreement?
A bargaining process arrangement is a document that sets out parties’ expectations of each other at different stages of the bargaining. This helps prevent problems arising that unnecessarily distract or disrupt the negotiations. As soon as possible after bargaining has been initiated, the parties must exercise their best endeavours to reach agreement on a bargaining process arrangement. This requirement is set out in the Good Faith provisions of the Employment Relations Act (s. 32 (1) (a)).
Date Modified: Thursday, 2 December 2010
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