ACCC proposes to re-authorise Homemakers South Limited to engage in collective bargaining

The ACCC has issued a draft determination proposing to grant re-authorisation to Homemakers South Limited, trading as Homemakers Furniture & Sleepzone Bedding (Homemakers), to engage in collective bargaining.

Homemakers is a buying, advertising and marketing group comprised of around 76 independent furniture and bedding retailers. In 2012, the ACCC granted authorisation for Homemakers to collectively bargain, on behalf of Members, with suppliers of furniture, bedding and related stock, advertising and marketing services, and ancillary services, for five years. Homemakers is currently seeking re-authorisation to engage in this conduct for a further ten years.

Further information about the authorisation is available on the authorisation public register.

Published date: 
27 March 2017