An employer may request that any employee that is covered by a proposed enterprise agreement, approves the agreement by voting for it. The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) provides that an employer cannot request an employee to vote on an enterprise agreement until the employer has met 3 requirements:
The Access period is defined as the 7 day period ending immediately before the start of the voting process.
The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) does not mandate a particular voting method. The voting method is at the discretion of the employer. So the employer may ask you to vote in a private manner, such as by a ballot, or they can ask you to vote in a public manner by a show of hands at a meeting. The most common voting methods are:
Both public and private voting methods are permitted by the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).