Bargaining Facilitation

During the compulsory Conference at the Fair Work Commission, it was decided that appointing a facilitator might aid the bargaining process between AV and the unions. 

Former Fair Work Commissioner Michelle Bissett has been assigned facilitation duties, starting on March 21.  

Despite significant differences in claims, initial meetings with Bissett have focused on familiarizing her with the context and positions of both parties.  

This groundwork is crucial for Bissett to effectively guide negotiations. Early discussions under her guidance have led to constructive dialogue and improved understanding of each other’s perspectives. After 14 months of stalemate, AVEA/UWU bargaining representatives are hopeful that this facilitated approach may finally lead to progress in negotiations. 

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