Sample letter offering employment where there is a relevant collective agreement and the successful applicant is not a member of a union that is a party to that collective agreement
[insert name of successful applicant]
Dear [insert name]
Offer of Employment
I am pleased to offer you the position of [insert title of position and name of business] at [insert location], starting [insert date]. If you wish to accept this position, please sign the duplicate copy of this letter, and return it to me by [insert date].
The work you will do is covered by a collective employment agreement between [insert business name] and [insert union name]. A copy of that collective agreement is attached.
I understand from you that you are not currently a member of [insert union name]. You have a right to join that union if you wish. Joining or not joining this or any other union is your choice. If you do choose to join [insert union name], then you will become covered by the attached collective agreement.
If you wish to join [insert union name], you should contact [insert union representative name] who is the local union organiser and can be contacted on [insert contact details].
If you choose not to join the union, the following situation applies:
- For the first 30 days of your employment, your minimum individual terms of employment are those in the collective agreement
- After the 30 day period, if you have not joined the union your individual employment agreement can be varied by mutual agreement. If no variations are made, your terms of employment will continue unaltered.
If you agree to accept this offer of employment, the law requires me to ask if you consent to me letting [insert union name] know that we have entered into this agreement. If you give such consent, I am required to inform [insert union name] as soon as is practicable.
If you wish to accept this offer, please advise me when you sign and return the duplicate copy of this letter whether you consent to [insert union name] being informed (see below).
If there is anything you are unclear about, disagree with or wish to discuss, please contact me.
I look forward to working with you.
[insert employer's name, title]
[and contact details]
I, [insert new employee's name], confirm that I have read the terms of employment set out in this letter and in the attached collective employment agreement, and accept the offer of employment. I also confirm that I have been informed of how to contact [insert union name].
I consent/do not consent to [insert union name] being informed that I have entered into this agreement.
Signed by: ......................................................... Date:.........................