Streamlined collective bargaining for small business 2011

Streamlined collective bargaining for small business: more timely decisions/greater certainty of outcomes

The ACCC has for many years authorised small business collective bargaining arrangements—allowing bargaining groups to form in diverse industries like

  • chicken growing
  • dairy farming
  • vegetable growing
  • concrete carting
  • pay-television services
  • wagering.

The ACCC is now offering a simpler and more streamlined process for parties seeking authorisation of collective bargaining arrangements.

The streamlined process provides small business with more timely decisions and helps them to identify the types of proposals that are more likely to be authorised.