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Forms for the Fair Pay Agreements process

Find the forms needed for the Fair Pay Agreements process on this page. More forms to be published soon.

Apply to initiate bargaining

This form is for use by eligible unions to apply to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to start bargaining for a proposed Fair Pay Agreement.  

Application to initiate bargaining for a proposed Fair Pay Agreement [PDF 379KB]  

More information about initiating bargaining:

Initiating bargaining for a Fair Pay Agreement – information for unions

The Fair Pay Agreements System: A Guide for Participants [PDF 2.1MB]

Application to become a bargaining party 

Once an application to initiate bargaining has been approved, any eligible union can also apply for approval to become an employee bargaining party within the bargaining side. An eligible employer association can also apply to become an employer bargaining party within the bargaining side.

Applications must be made in writing and on the form issued by MBIE.

Application to become a bargaining party for a proposed Fair Pay Agreement [PDF 421KB] 

More information about becoming a bargaining party:

Becoming a bargaining party and establishing the bargaining sides

The Fair Pay Agreements System: A Guide for Participants [PDF 2.1MB]

Fair Pay Agreements and employee contact details document

The Fair Pay Agreements and Employee Contact Details Document provides employees and employers that are covered by a proposed Fair Pay Agreement, with information about the employer’s obligation to share employee contact details with the initiating union or employee bargaining side. It also includes information about how an employee can request that their contact details not be shared. 

This document also includes an optional form which employees can use if they decide not to share their contact details with the initiating union or employee bargaining side. If employees agree to having their details shared with the initiating union or employee bargaining side, they don’t need to do anything. Using this version of the form to opt out of having contact details shared is optional.

Fair Pay Agreements and Employee Contact Details Document [PDF 255KB] 

Public submissions form 

If the initiating union’s application is based on the 10% representation test or the public interest test MBIE may invite public submissions before deciding whether to approve the initiation application.

If MBIE does invite public submissions, a public submissions form will be published on the MBIE have your say page:

Have your say - MBIE (external link)

You can find out if any public submissions are open by checking the Fair Pay Agreements Dashboard on the MBIE website:

Fair Pay Agreements dashboard – MBIE (external link)   

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Page last revised: 16 December 2022

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