PSA OPERATING MANUAL 2010

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Communicating the Process of Bargaining

Members, enterprise-based democratic structures, and the Assistant Secretaries are kept informed on progress in negotiations.

AuthoritiesThe authority to decide to go to mediation, or to recommend industrial action,lies with the full negotiating team and the Assistant Secretary in consultation with the enterprise based democratic structureThe union’s negotiating team has authority to bargain to the point of achieving a proposed collective agreement, and must then refer any proposed collective agreement to the Secretariat/Assistant Secretary and enterprise-based democratic structure for consideration.Authority to settleThis lies with the Assistant secretary/Secretariat after conference with the negotiating team and the enterprise based democratic structure.