A representative is a person or organization that can designate any party to the company agreement to represent it during the negotiation process. Employees can take industrial action when negotiating a proposed company agreement. There are strict rules governing trade union action under the Fair Work Act 2009, including the rights, obligations and obligations of employers, workers and their organisations. For more information, see the Fair Work Ombudsman Fact Sheet – Industrial Action. An EA must be negotiated and approved by a majority of employees and approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC), which must verify whether the personnel are overall better off under the proposed EA (briefly known as “TEST BOO” or “BOOT”) than the corresponding industrial price. Employees cannot be worse off under an EA than under a benchmark price.