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This guide covers union rights including recognition, representation and access to workplaces.
This A-Z Guide is about union rights under the current legislative framework. The Employment
Relations Act 2000 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 both provide for union involvement
in the employment context.
The scope of union rights under the Employment Relations Act is, in some circumstances, dictated
by the existence of an applicable collective agreement and under health and safety legislation
covering worker engagement and participation
Unions have enforceable rights in regard to:
Good faith; recognition; representation, including rights of access and to hold union meetings, rights
in respect of collective bargaining and union fees, employment relations education leave, and
worker participation systems for health and safety the workplace.
Some of the topics discussed in this guide are discussed in greater depth in their own A-Z Guides.
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