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VANA collective bargain green light

 

TattsThe Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has granted interim authorisation to the Victorian Association of Newsagents (VANA) to allow it and its members to collectively bargain with Tatts and Intralot.

Many of VANA’s member newsagents sell Tatts and Intralot lottery products. VANA is seeking authorisation to collectively bargain with Tatts and Intralot in relation to the terms and conditions of lottery products sales agency agreements and arrangments, on their behalf.

The ACCC has previously authorised similar collective bargaining arrangements for lottery agents including newsagents in NSW, the ACT, South Australia, and Queensland. It has also authorised the Lottery Agents Association of Victoria (LAAV) to collectively bargain with Tatts and Intralot on behalf of its members.

“The ACCC considers that granting interim authorisation will provide Victorian newsagents with a choice of which bargaining group, LAAV or VANA, they would like to potentially represent them in negotiations with Tatts and Intralot,” ACCC deputy chair, Dr Michael Schaper, said.

Interim authorisation commences immediately and will remain in place until the date that the ACCC’s final determination comes into effect or is revoked.

 

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