We handle all processes in relation to good faith bargaining, including the following:
- attending, and participating in, meetings at reasonable times;
- disclosing relevant information (other than confidential or commercially sensitive information) in a timely manner;
- responding to proposals by other bargaining representatives for the agreement;
- giving genuine consideration to the proposals of the other bargaining representatives for the agreement, and giving reasons for the bargaining representatives responses to those proposals;
- refraining from capricious or unfair conduct that undermines freedom of association or collective bargaining.
However Good Faith Bargaining requirements do not require:
- a bargaining representative to make concessions during bargaining for the agreement; or
- a bargaining representative to reach agreement on the terms that are to be included in the agreement.
In short the bargaining parties must have a free exchange of ideas and must treat each other with professional courtesy but are not obliged to make or reach agreement on issues upon which they disagree.