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Collective Bargaining Essentials

Location Duration Date Time Presented by
Auckland 1 day 18 June 9.00am - 4.30pm Paul Diver/ Anna Jones Register or Enquire about the Member Travel Discount
Wellington 1 day 6 August

9.00am - 4.30pm
Paul Diver/
Anna Jones
Register or Enquire about the Member Travel Discount

Collective Bargaining is becoming more and more important in New Zealand, and HR professionals should be as prepared as possible going in. This course will cover a combination of legislative framework, the legal requirements in practice, case studies, group discussion and application of information to a case scenario.

Prior to the course, participants will receive the background information for the fictional business to familiarize themselves with. This may include a previous CA and information about the current issues for the business and union involvement.

The course day will run as follows:

Introduction to bargaining in New Zealand, its historical context and how it has evolved to what we have today. Presenters will then run through an overview of the bargaining process - A broad description of the stages of bargaining and how they fit together to form the whole.

Attendees will then learn about the bargaining process stage by stage, including statutory requirements, employer obligations, communication with employees and unions, best practice, good faith during bargaining, and application to the case scenario

  • Pre-bargaining
  • Initiation of bargaining
  • Bargaining
  • Industrial Action
  • Ratification

The day will also include a union perspective regarding bargaining in NZ, members' expectations and trends they are seeing, plus an opportunity for Q&A.

Interested in this course and Collective Bargaining Negotiations Workshop the following day? We are offering a $200 discount to register for both, please email Events to take advantage of this offer.

About the Presenters

Paul Diver is a highly experienced negotiator, leadership and business team facilitator, organisation development and change consultant and employment relations advocate/adviser.

Paul established Three60 Consult (formerly Paul Diver Associates) Employment Relations consulting business in 1991.

Paul has represented and advocated for employers across a wide range of business and organisation sectors since 1979 and has been consistently successful in creating high level results for those clients. Paul and the team currently negotiate or advise on the negotiation of a large number of Collective Agreements across a wide range of industries.

Paul has an LLB and is an Associate of the Arbitrators' and Mediators Institute of New Zealand, and a member of the Employment Law Institute of New Zealand.

Anna Jones has been part of Three60 Consult since 2015 and has extensive experience in employment relations and dispute resolution, having led over 2000 mediations to resolution involving a broad range of issues. As a professional mediator, Anna has worked in a number of different jurisdictions including employment, commercial, human rights, sports, weathertight and tenancy.

Anna has specialized in the more complex conflicts that can arise within employment which are often difficult to define but have a significantly detrimental effect in the workplace such as bullying.

Anna also has significant experience assisting parties in collective bargaining and has been involved both as an advocate for employers in retail, healthcare, aged care, apparel and transport and logistics. In her capacity as a mediator, Anna has also been involved in some of New Zealand's most high profile industrial relations disputes in recent history.

About Three60 Consult

Three60 Consult is a flexible and dedicated group of employment relations and conflict resolution experts. Our collegial team produce well-rounded, quality results over a diverse range of services. Essentially, we are Three60.

The Three60 brand was launched in 2017, to supersede the well-established trading name of Paul Diver Associates. Paul Diver Associates was founded in 1991, and while Paul Diver remains as Director, we have responded to our business growth and the evolving needs of our clients by extending our 'boutique' employment relations consultancy.

As our tagline People. Work. Sorted. suggests, we are focussed on enhancing high performing employment relationships in a pragmatic and real way. Our business model is founded on building trusting relationships and partnering with our clients to create complete solutions. It means collaboration, connectivity and sustainable results. We don't believe there's room for anything else.


HRINZ Member Non Member
Earlybird Fee* $900.00 +GST $1305.00 +GST
Standard Fee $1095.00 +GST $1500.00 +GST


*Early bird (EB) price available when you register and pay before the date/s listed below:

Course Course Date EB* Date Ready to Register?
Auckland 18 June 21 May Register or Enquire about the Member Travel Discount
Wellington 6 August 9 July Register or Enquire about the Member Travel Discount

Terms & Conditions

All of our professional development courses are subject to our terms and conditions.

Travelling from out of town?

In response to member demand we are introducing a Travel Discount, available for those members in provincial centres who have to travel to attend one of our professional development courses.

As a rule, if you have to travel far enough to book a flight/hotel room to be able to attend the course, HRINZ will offer you a course discount to assist with these costs: $500 for 2 day courses. To enquire about this discount or if you're unsure about eligibility please contact us.

This has been introduced as an initiative which will hopefully enable our members in regional areas to attend our excellent workshops!

The travel discount is not available for non-members.

Click here for advice and special rates on accommodation.

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