Collective bargaining is a balancing act between business, their employees and unions – we bring the balance.
Every business has its strengths. Ours is the delivery of industry-wide industrial relations expertise to support businesses across all stages of collective bargaining.
What we do in collective bargaining
Assisting businesses with collective bargaining is our focus. From strategising and planning, to bargaining preparation, to settlement and implementation of collective agreements – we deliver the insight and expertise to remedy the problematic and create better, more sustainable, pathways forward.
How businesses benefit
Outside expertise to strengthen company ties.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to remedying industrial relations situations. As an external provider, we deliver a non-partisan approach, working practically and pragmatically to identify internal problems and gaps, resolve blockages and create viable solutions for businesses and their employees.
We’re in the business of bargaining all the time.
We bring a wider industry and union perspective. We’ve been actively helping companies – small through to large multinationals – across many an industry, negotiate multi-site, multi-union agreements, through to single-site and Greenfields agreements, for over 15 years.
We engage with long-term business planning at the fore.
Supporting companies to build sustainable business strategies for their people, so they have a solid platform to leverage off, and draw upon, when future industrial relations issues present.
We’re a frontline informer for businesses.
Using an industrial relations filter, we view what’s going on in the marketplace, how unions are responding, and which legislative changes and issues are impacting settlements. Possessing well-rounded industry and economic knowledge is essential to bringing ideas and perspectives into focus – and reaching solutions – when engaging in collective bargaining.
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We’ve negotiated millions in collective settlements (and saved millions in the process!)
We’ve worked with over 20 NZX-listed companies
We’ve represented businesses with five collective employees through to 35,000+ employees
Collective Bargaining Results
Achieving business solutions that are operationally and commercially viable ensures greater long-term positive outcomes for both employer and employee. Here are a few examples of businesses we’ve strategically supported to achieve best results.
Collective bargaining solutions to strengthen businesses
Collectively.Consulting worked with one business to structure a new collective agreement with AWUNZ that was flexible and future-focused. We worked with the negotiating team and key business leaders to develop and ensure the plan for bargaining was sound and censor checked. We also provided key support and coaching at the bargaining table to deliver this new agreement.
Industries we have helped for collective bargaining
We’re proud to have supported a wide range of businesses, across multiple industries, these include:
Collective bargaining testimonials
Being new to the collective bargaining process we were relieved to have the support of Anna and her team to assist us each step of the way – from strategising, to coaching, to disputes resolution and final settlement – we felt confident and assured in their hands.
The Collectively. Consulting team delivered the expertise we required to orchestrate a collective bargaining strategy that is aligned with our long-term business requirements. Their guidance and industry-wide knowledge proved invaluable.