An IEA (individual employment agreement) is negotiated between an individual and their employer, while a CEA (collective employment agreement) is negotiated between NZALPA and your employer, ensuring the voice of employees can be heard. In both cases NZALPA can then work with you and your employer to make sure your rights (and responsibilities) are respected.
Yes, where there is no existing CEA in place NZALPA can initiate bargaining for a CEA at any time with your employer. You can contact NZALPA about this process.
If you have any issues interpreting or enforcing your agreement you can discuss it with you’re your NZALPA workplace representative or contact NZALPA.