How will I have a say in the FPA?
There are three places where you can have your say:
- If you want one
- What you want in it
- Voting on the results
Workers in the industry are the ones who decide if they want an FPA or not. For an FPA to be initiated, it needs 10% of the workforce, or 1000 people – whichever number is lowest.
Once an FPA is initiated in your industry – all workers in your industry are entitled to meet to discuss and vote on it. Here, you can talk about the changes you want to see (more pay, fewer hours etc).
You can use your collective voice to talk about the things that matter in your workplace and industry. Once this has been decided, the agreement is negotiated with your employer. If you are not happy with the negotiations, you can turn down the agreement.
You can find out more about what the process looks like here [link to detailed process].