Compliance with the Accord on Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action, and the Code of Good Practice: Collective Bargaining, Industrial Action and Picketing

What does this course achieve?

Find out what you need to know to comply with the 2017 Accord on Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action, and the Code of Good Practice: Collective Bargaining, Industrial Action and Picketing; and how to implement your responsibilities and avoid the consequences of non-compliance. The course is conducted over one day and is ideal for joint union-management groups of delegates.

Course outline

  1. The purpose of the Accord on Collective Bargaining and Industrial Action, and the Code of Good Practice: Collective Bargaining, Industrial Action and Picketing
  2. Key obligations of employers and trade unions
  3. Understanding the principles of good-faith bargaining
  4. Preparation for good-faith bargaining
    1. Training for negotiators
    2. Formulation of proposals for bargaining and obtaining mandates
    3. Disclosure of information
    4. Preparing and submitting proposals
    5. Pre-negotiation meetings
    6. Good-faith declaration
    7. The conduct of negotiation meetings
    8. Use of facilitators
  5. How to negotiate in good-faith
  6. Principles and requirements regarding industrial action and picketing
    1. When industrial action can be exercised
    2. Legitimate subjects and timing for industrial action
    3. Who may strike
    4. Strike ballots and notification of industrial action
    5. Picketing and conduct during industrial action
    6. Industrial action and accommodation and other employee benefits
    7. Communication during industrial action

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