Part 5 Collective bargaining

31 Object of this Part

The object of this Part is—


to provide the core requirements of the duty of good faith in relation to collective bargaining; and


to provide that the duty of good faith in section 4 requires parties bargaining for a collective agreement to conclude a collective agreement unless there is a genuine reason, based on reasonable grounds, not to; and



to provide for 1 or more codes of good faith to assist the parties to understand what good faith means in collective bargaining; and


to recognise the view of parties to collective bargaining as to what constitutes good faith; and


to promote orderly collective bargaining; and


to ensure that employees confirm proposed collective bargaining for a multi-party collective agreement.

Section 31(aa): inserted, on 6 May 2019, by section 12 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018 (2018 No 53).

Section 31(aa): repealed, on 6 March 2015, by section 7 of the Employment Relations Amendment Act 2014 (2014 No 61).