The nature of all bargaining councils is, among other things, the negotiation of terms of employment by employers` organisations and trade unions, both of which represent the majority of workers in a given sector or sector, and as such, most Council parties will have the right to enter into such agreements within the meaning of (2)b). (2) For the purposes of this section, the representative union refers to a registered union or two or more registered unions, of which the majority of employees are members: the reason for this particular scheme is that, in certain circumstances, an employer organization and a union may enter into a collective agreement and that non-unionized workers may benefit some from the agreement. It is therefore fair for non-union members to contribute to the union`s collective bargaining. Many companies that fall into an area governed by a collective agreement may be unwittingly bound by an agency store contract. A boutique agency agreement obliges the employer to deduct agency fees from the worker`s remuneration and to pay the amount on an account controlled by the unions. Shop agency agreements generally apply for the duration of the Council`s main agreement, but an employer or employer organization that claims that a union is no longer a representative union must inform the union in writing of the charge and allow the union 90 days from the date of the notice to declare that it is a representative union. The agency-boutique agreements are governed by the Labour Relations Act (LRA) and provide that the amount agreed in the agency contract does not exceed the monthly contribution of the unions and that the money be used to promote the socio-economic interests of all workers. b) by members of an employer organization in a sector and territory subject to the agency agreement. The above definition shows that agency fees are deducted from workers who are not members of the union.
Therefore, you may not have employees in your workplace who are members of a union, but the agreement may apply to all your employees. 1. A representative union and an employer or employer organization may enter into a collective agreement, called an agency enterprise contract, which requires the employer to deduct agreed agency fees from the salaries of workers mentioned in the agreement who are not members of the union but who are eligible for membership in the agreement. If, within 90 days, the union expects it to be a representative union, the employer must give 30 days` notice to the union and the workers covered by the agency contract, after which the contract ends. If you are not sure if your job is subject to an agency contract, you can contact your advice or our offices directly for additional support. It is also important to note that workers who are not members of the representative union are not required to become members of that union and that workers are not required to approve deductions.