How To Bargain is a practical guide to understanding enterprise bargaining.
Developed by experienced workplace relations practitioners, it is presented in three sections, with over 30 separate modules. Australian workplace relations legislation and procedures are more complex now than ever, with thousands of pages of legislation regulating employment and workplaces.
How To Bargain delivers a simplified version of the various elements of enterprise bargaining. It is a step by step approach in plain English, keeping legal requirements in mind, but without the jargon of legislation. It assists the user to firstly decide if enterprise bargaining is the appropriate option for their workplace, and if so, how to go about it from there.
The course modules also contain external references to interesting cases about the bargaining process, as well as links to legal requirements of Acts and Regulations as they are needed. Being on the front foot is essential. Employers who wait until their employees, usually through their unions, make the first move on enterprise bargaining, are always playing catch-up. The smart money is on thinking through the benefits of moving to an agreement, or renewing one, and then acting.
Enterprise bargaining can be exhausting, it can deliver some entirely unexpected results and it can be frustrating. But for those who have goals, stick to their agenda and follow a logical, structured process, the outcome is worth the journey.