If your employees request a formal agreement
Your employees have the right to request an information and consultation agreement.
By law, employees can request the agreement as long as your workplace has at least 50 employees.
For this request to be valid:
- for businesses with 750 or more employees – at least 2% of employees must have made the request
- for businesses with fewer than 750 employees – at least 15 people have made the request
Individual requests from employees
Individual requests from employees are counted together towards the total, if they're all within a 6-month period.
Individual requests made before 6 April 2020
The eligibility requirements changed on 6 April 2020 so it's easier for employees to make a request. If an employee made an individual request before that date, it's still counted towards the total as long as:
- 1 or more of the individual requests was made on or after 6 April 2020
- all individual requests were made within a 6-month period
How employees can make the request
They can make the request in writing to you or the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC).
If they make the request to you
The employee or employees must include:
- the date they're making the request
- their name and the names of any other employees included in the request
- that they want to 'negotiate an information and consultation agreement'
If they make the request to the Central Arbitration Committee
The CAC will tell you about the request.
The CAC will keep the names of the employees making the request anonymous, if the employees asked for this.