Union meetings

26 Union meetings

(1)

An employer must allow every union member employed by the employer to attend—

(a)

at least 1 union meeting (of a maximum of 2 hours’ duration) in the calendar year 2000; and

(b)

at least 2 union meetings (each of a maximum of 2 hours’ duration) in each calendar year after the calendar year 2000.

(2)

The union must give the employer at least 14 days’ notice of the date and time of any union meeting to which subsection (1) applies.

(3)

The union must make such arrangements with the employer as may be necessary to ensure that the employer’s business is maintained during any union meeting to which subsection (1) applies, including, where appropriate, an arrangement for sufficient union members to remain available during the meeting to enable the employer’s operations to continue.

(4)

Work must resume as soon as practicable after the meeting, but the employer is not obliged to pay any union member for a period longer than 2 hours in respect of any meeting.

(5)

An employer must allow a union member employed by the employer to attend a union meeting under subsection (1) on ordinary pay to the extent that the employee would otherwise be working for the employer during the meeting.

(6)

For the purposes of subsection (5), the union must—

(a)

supply to the employer a list of members who attended the union meeting; and

(b)

advise the employer of the duration of the meeting.

(7)

Every employer who fails to allow a union member to attend a union meeting in accordance with this section is liable to a penalty imposed by the Authority.

Compare: 1987 No 77 s 57