The UWU AND ADIA MARKET AND SOCIAL RESEARCH INDUSTRY AGREEMENT 2022-2026
An agreement has been reached between the UWU and ADIA. A copy of the unratified agreement is available here:
As a condition of membership, ADIA requires all member companies to comply with the new Industry Agreement (i.e. not just the companies listed in the schedule).
The new pay rates will be payable starting 1 July 2023. All other terms and conditions in the Agreement should be complied with from 1 September 2022 onward.
Re-vote for the proposed Industry Agreement 2023-2026
The United Workers Union (UWU) and Australian Data and Insights Association (ADIA), the peak employer body for the market and social research industry, reached an agreement in mid-2022 on the terms of a new multi-employer enterprise agreement to replace the expired NUW and AMSRO Market and Social Research Industry Agreement 2017-2020. This new Industry Agreement was endorsed by an online ballot of employees held last July and was submitted to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for approval.
The pay rises in the new Agreement were passed on to employees by ADIA companies in July 2022 and July 2023, despite the new Industry Agreement still awaiting approval by the FWC.
After attending a conference with the FWC to discuss a range of technical matters the Commission had raised (about the procedure adopted by some ADIA members in the making of the proposed 2022 Industry Agreement and low voting numbers), the UWU and ADIA agreed to update the proposed Industry Agreement to reflect recent changes to the Fair Work Act, to rerun the ballot process and resubmit the revised Agreement to the FWC once that occurs.
If approved by a new vote of employees, ADIA and the UWU will seek to have the proposed Agreement approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) as a multi-enterprise agreement under the Fair Work Act 2009. It would then be a three-year, not four, Agreement, as a year has elapsed since agreement was initially reached between the parties.
The employee ballot commences Wednesday, 13 December and runs until Friday, 19 January 2024.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, MEMBERS CAN CONTACT ANDREW MAHER 0403 399 237 or ADIA 0460 012 092.