53 Continuation of collective agreement after specified expiry date

(1)

A collective agreement that would otherwise expire as provided in section 52(3) continues in force—

(a)

if subsection (2) is complied with; and

(b)

for the period specified in subsection (3).

(2)

This subsection is complied with if the union or the employer initiated collective bargaining before the collective agreement expired and for the purpose of replacing the collective agreement.

(2A)

[Repealed]

(3)

The period is the period (not exceeding 12 months) during which bargaining continues for a collective agreement to replace the collective agreement that has expired.

(4)

[Repealed]

Section 53(2): amended, on 6 March 2015, by section 15(1) of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 61).

Section 53(2A): repealed, on 12 December 2018, by section 18 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 53).

Section 53(4): repealed, on 12 December 2018, by section 18 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 53).