Once the bargaining sides (employees and employers) have reached an agreement, everyone in the sector will vote on it. To pass, the FPA must get more than 50% support from both employers and employees. For employees it is one person one vote.

For employers, their votes are determined by the number of people they employ in the sector. If the FPA is passed by both sides – employers and employees – then it is a done deal. If it is not passed by either side, they go back to renegotiate. Then the FPA is voted on again.