Recent amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 made significant changes to the enterprise bargaining framework.
To encourage bargaining, the Act reduces barriers to multi-enterprise bargaining and expands the FWC’s powers to resolve bargaining disputes, up to and including by arbitration. As a result, Employers are facing increased likelihood that they will need to bargain with employees. However, with Enterprise Bargaining having been on the decline many employers do not feel equipped to face the challenges of a robust bargaining regime and their staff may not have had recent experience in good faith bargaining negotiations. Critically, these changes mean that old strategies need to be reviewed and adapted to achieve positive outcomes and navigate legal and strategic risks along the way.
Michael Klug's negotiation workshops are renowned for providing all the skills needed for confident negotiation. Shae, Christy and Hilary will incorporate industrial strategy and compliance, to provide a unique workshop which will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to meet these challenges.
Who should attend
- Employers with enterprise agreements
- Employers looking to restructure to their enterprise agreement coverage; and
- Employers wanting to skill up their industrial knowledge and negotiation skills.
What we will cover
- Background and overview of the enterprise bargaining framework;
- Changes to the Fair Work Act and their implications;
- Planning for and commencing bargaining;
- Good faith bargaining requirements;
- Negotiation strategy and communication;
- Industrial action, risk management and contingency planning;
- Voting and lodgement.
What you will learn
- Effective enterprise bargaining strategy
- How to develop an industrial strategy to achieve your bargaining priorities
- How to negotiate with purpose and maintain employee relationships
- Strategies for minimising the impact of enterprise bargaining on your organisation
- Fair Work Act compliance and minimising risk.