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New Class Exemption to Allow Collective Bargaining - ACCC June 2021
Groups of small business are now allowed to get together to collectively negotiate with a, usually larger, supplier or customer without breaching Australian competition laws. 1
This Determination, made by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), came into effect on 3 June 2021.
This is likely intended to be useful in concerning practices identified by the ACCC resulting from the bargaining power imbalance between growers and winemakers. 2 However, it may also be utilised far more broadly across the wine supply industry.
WISA Welcomes New Faces to the Management Committee at their AGM
On Thursday, 26 November, peak supplier body, Wine Industry Suppliers Australia Inc. (WISA), hosted their AGM reporting on the 2019/20 financial year.
In her final act as WISA Chair, Paula Edwards, from member business, Winegrapes Australia reported on the ups and downs of the year for the Association. “This reporting period has included many highlights during the first six months, followed by a more sobering final six months resulting from the ongoing impacts of COVID-19,” said Edwards.