Screen Industry Workers Act 2022

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Screen Industry Workers Act 2022

Public Act
2022 No 52
Date of assent
30 September 2022
see section 2


4Employment status of screen production workers determined by this Act
5No contracting out
6Prohibition on matters relating to bullying, discrimination, and harassment
7Commerce Act 1986 prohibitions on restrictive trade practices do not apply
8Act binds the Crown
9Transitional, savings, and related provisions
11Meaning of screen production worker
12Meaning of workplace relationship
13Screen productions to which Act applies
14Duties of good faith for parties in workplace relationship
15Penalty for breaching section 14
16Voluntary membership of worker organisation or engager organisation
17Prohibition on preferential treatment
18Undue influence prohibited
19Penalty for breaching section 18
20Engager responsibilities when entering individual contracts
21Process to vary individual contract
22Individual contract terms
23Mandatory terms in individual contracts
24Prohibition on retaliatory termination or non-renewal of individual contracts
25Penalties relating to individual contracts
26Collective bargaining must be carried out in good faith
27Bargaining parties must conclude collective contract
28Industrial action prohibited during bargaining
29Penalties for failing to comply with collective bargaining requirements
30Requests for information during bargaining
31Form and content of collective contracts
32Mandatory terms in collective contracts
33Bargaining fees
34Duration of collective contracts
35Preliminary requirements
36Application for approval to initiate bargaining
37When application may be made
38Applications must be notified and submissions invited
39Authority must decide whether to allow bargaining
40Bargaining parties
41Authority must decide worker organisation responsible for ratification vote
42Authority must publish decisions on applications
43How bargaining initiated (once approval given)
44Removal of bargaining party
45Removal of bargaining party: effect on bargaining for occupational contract
46Addition of bargaining party
47Authority must assess draft occupational contracts for suitability for ratification
48Ratification of occupational contract
49Occupational contracts must be delivered to chief executive
50Coverage of occupational contract
51Commencement of occupational contract
52Addition of replacement signatory party to occupational contract
53Variations to occupational contract
54Exemptions from occupational contract
55Process to obtain consent to less favourable term
56Immediate exemption process
57Penalty for breaching section 54
58Cancellation of registration: effect on exemptions from occupational contract
59Who may participate in bargaining for enterprise contract
60How and when bargaining may be initiated
61Withdrawal of consent to bargaining prohibited
62Limitations on terms that may be agreed
63Ratification of enterprise contract
64Enterprise contracts must be delivered to chief executive
65Coverage of enterprise contract
66Screen production worker may choose contract
67Commencement of enterprise contract
68Variations to enterprise contract
70Mediation of disputes relating to matters under this Act
71Facilitated bargaining: collective contracts
72Determination of disputes by Authority
73Application to fix disputed terms
74Use of final offer arbitration process to fix disputed terms
75Effect of Authority fixing terms
76Challenges to determinations
77Review of decisions
78Jurisdiction concerning penalties
79Recovery of penalties
80Penalty for obstructing or delaying Authority investigation
81Offence to mislead Authority or Registrar
82Incorporated society may apply to register as worker organisation or engager organisation
83When society entitled to be registered
85Annual return of members
86Cancellation of registration
87Powers of Authority when performing certain functions
88Functions of chief executive
89Access to workplaces
90Representative of worker organisation must obtain consent to enter workplace
91Conditions relating to access
92Additional requirements relating to access
93Penalty for certain acts in relation to entering workplace
94Registrar of Screen Industry Organisations
95Registrar may seek directions of Authority
96Occupational groups
97Further matters relating to change in occupational groups
99Review of Act
100Amendments to Employment Relations Act 2000
101Section 6 amended (Meaning of employee)
102Section 16 amended (Annual return of members)
103Section 137 amended (Power of Authority to order compliance)
104Section 161 amended (Jurisdiction)
105Section 187 amended (Jurisdiction of court)
Legislative history
Administrative information

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: