New employment law changes are welcome news for some bosses.
The new proposed changes would mean employers aren't obligated to reach an agreement if collective bargaining with staff breaks down.
Workers also wouldn't be automatically enrolled into a union in the first 30 days of a new job.
EMA employment services manager Dave Lowe says there's clearly room for improvement when it comes to bargaining.
He says unions still maintain a monopoly on collective bargaining but for the vast majority of private workers, they won't be forced into union membership under the new rules.
Mr Lowe says another plan to introducing flexible working hours to all employees is a good step forward.