As outlined by the Fair Work Act, Good Faith Bargaining relates to the way parties in an agreement negotiation must behave. It means that all parties involved in bargaining must:
• Attend, and participate in, meetings at reasonable times
• Disclose relevant information (other than confidential or commercially sensitive information) in a timely manner
• Respond to proposals made by other bargaining representatives in a timely manner
• Give genuine consideration to the proposals of other bargaining representatives and provide reasons for responses to those proposals
• Refrain from capricious or unfair conduct that undermines freedom of association or collective bargaining
• Recognise and bargain with the other bargaining representatives to the agreement
• Parties do not have to agree and do not have to concede their position.