Definitions for "Good Faith Bargaining"
bargaining, which is done honestly, and with good faith between the parties.
The good faith bargaining provisions the Industrial Relations Act 1979 impose obligations on parties negotiating an enterprise agreement, including being open and honest in their dealings. See Enterprise Bargaining Agreements section for more information.
A legal requirement arising out of Section 8(d) of the National Labor Relations Act on both the Union and the Employer (where the Union is certified as the exclusive representative). Enforced by the National Labor Relations Board the parties are required: "To bargain collectively .... to meet at reasonable times and confer in good faith with respect to wages, hours, and other terms and conditions of employment, or the negotiation of an agreement or any question arising thereunder, and the execution of a written contract incorporating any agreement reached if requested by either party, but such obligation does not compel either party to agree to a proposal or require the making of a concession..."