Enterprise Bargaining Agreements
In some workplaces, employees negotiate collectively with their employer. Agreements reached in this manner are Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBAs), and they sit above National Employment Standards
and awards to create your salary and conditions of employment.
As a registered union, the Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) has access to state industrial tribunals and Fair Work Australia and can negotiate EBAs for members in many professions and across many industries. Our experience, expertise and legal knowledge in this area ensure members acting together are heard and receive better outcomes for their EBA.
To discuss how you and your colleagues can work toward a better outcome, call us on 1300 273 762
What are the benefits of EBAs?
The advantage of enterprise agreements is that they can be tailored more precisely to the needs of the employer and employee in a specific enterprise. This results in productivity improvements for the business and a fairer share of the financial benefits of these improvements to employees.
Could I get an EBA at my workplace?
If you want an enterprise agreement at your workplace, you will need the approval of 51% of the workforce, or the support of your employer. The EBA must be compliant with the Fair Work Act and must be certified by the Fair Work Commission.
Enterprise agreements can be negotiated with a single employer or one or more employers cooperating as a single enterprise.
Can the Association of Professional Engineers Australia (APEA) help?
EBAs can be negotiated for banner groups and partnerships, provided they are single enterprises under the Fair Work Act. APEA will provide initial advice and ongoing support for all of our members who wish to begin bargaining at their workplaces.
If you think an EBA might be useful in your workplace, contact us
and get the support of our expert lawyers to help you negotiate with your employer.