Collective Bargaining & Negotiations

Dealing with unions can often be daunting. That’s why Adelhelm & Associates believes it’s essential for employers and management teams to be prepared for anything before they head to the negotiation table.

Adelhelm & Associates’ consultants can coach management teams in effectively negotiating with unions, in a professional and constructive manner that leaves both parties with a realistic and workable agreement. Unions understand that we don’t play games. We focus on the key issues, ultimately making your bargaining and negotiating quick, efficient and uncomplicated.

Our pragmatic and business-focussed IR consultants will assist your management teams with negotiation planning, so they’re well-prepared before they sit down face-to-face with their employees and unions. Learn how to approach collective bargaining as you would a commercial contract negotiation: open and ready to listen, yet confident and well-informed.

Adelhelm & Associates can design or give advice on:

  • Strategy
  • Tactics
  • Processes
  • Timing
  • Mandates
  • Independent evaluation of both parties’ bargaining power

Contact the team today for a confidential discussion and a practical solution that works for you and your business.

"Adelhelm & Associates have provided a range of expert advice and consultancy services to the RACGP on a number of significant employment issues.

Their highly skilled consultants provided us with a full and detailed analysis of our existing Enterprise Agreement, advice on how to approach negotiations by supporting us to determine the internal and external industrial climate. We were able to establish a strong foundation for our industrial relations platform in a prescriptive and complicated environment.

Adelhelm & Associates have also supported the RACGP with their specialist knowledge in a significant industrial matter. Their consultant handled a workplace investigation on our behalf as an independent and impartial investigator. He managed the matter with professionalism and demonstrated a comprehensive understanding of the relevant legislation whilst understanding the sensitive nature of a number of related issues.

I have enjoyed working with the team at Adelhelm & Associates and would recommend them to support your workplace IR and ER matters. "