Traditionally the role of a trade union, bargaining representatives negotiate the terms of a proposed Enterprise Bargaining Agreements (EBA).
The Fair Work Act 2009 establishes who can act in this role, (for both the employer and employee sides), including where individuals can appoint themselves the role if they wish to be personally involved in negotiations. All parties are required to act in the best interests of employees, and proposed agreements are sent to a vote by employees who will be affected.
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Traditionally, a trade union plays the role of a bargaining representative.