Fair Pay Agreements Factsheet: Overview of the process

Fair Pay Agreements (FPA) are sector-wide agreements that contain minimum employment terms for all employees covered in an industry or occupation. Once an FPA is finalised, all employers covered by the FPA must make sure that their relevant employees have terms and conditions of employment that are the same as or better than the terms of the FPA.

Employer Associations and unions within a sector will meet to discuss and agree on minimum employment terms within an industry or occupation.

The Fair Pay Agreements Act 2022 (Act) and Fair Pay Agreements Regulations 2022 (Regulations) set out the process for initiating, bargaining for, voting on and finalising an FPA. If a majority on both sides agree to the terms, the FPA will be finalised and set as law.

Download our FPA Factsheet here, covering everything from initiation and bargaining to voting and finalising.



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