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UNION RIGHTS

Contents

1. WHEN DO TRADE UNIONS HAVE RIGHTS?
2. TRADE UNION ACCESS
3. DEDUCTION OF SUBSCRIPTIONS OR LEVIES
4. LEAVE FOR TRADE UNION ACTIVITIES
5. TRADE UNION REPRESENTATIVES (SHOP STEWARDS)
6. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION
7. TRADE UNION APPROACH AND DISPUTES

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Form 6.1 Authorisation to deduct
Form 6.2 Notice of revocation
Form 6.3 Draft Recognition agreement

NEGOTIATING WITH UNIONS

Contents

1. INTRODUCTION
2. RECOGNITION OF TRADE UNIONS
2.1 When to Recognise a Trade Union
2.2 The Recognition Agreement
3. BARGAINING STRUCTURES
3.1 Bargaining Units
3.2 Levels of Collective Bargaining
3.3 Bargaining Forums
4. WAGE NEGOTIATIONS
4.1 Preparing for Wage Negotiations
4.2 Conducting Wage Negotiations
4.3 Agreement and Implementation
5. COMMUNICATION WITH EMPLOYEES
6. COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS
6.1 Types of Collective Agreement
6.2 Legal Effect of Collective Agreements
6.3 Disputes about Collective Agreements
6.4 Termination of Collective Agreements

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Form 7 Negotiating with unions

PROTECTED STRIKES

Contents

1. INTRODUCTION
2. WHAT IS STRIKE ACTION ?
3. THE RIGHT TO STRIKE
4. SECONDARY (SYMPATHY) STRIKES
5. DEALING WITH AN UNLAWFUL STRIKE
6. DEALING WITH A LAWFUL STRIKE
6.1 Before the strike
6.2 During the strike
6.3 After the strike
7. PICKETING
8. PROTEST ACTION

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Form 8.1 – Checklist: Preparing for a strike
Form 8.2 – Checklist: During the strike
Form 8.3 – Checklist: After the strike
Form 8.4 – Draft Picketing Agreement
Form 8.5 – Flowchart: Procedure for Strike/Protest action

UNPROTECTED STRIKES

Contents

1. COLLECTIVE MISCONDUCT
2. WHEN CAN DISCIPLINARY ACTION BE TAKEN?
3. HOW TO TAKE DISCIPLINARY ACTION
4. DISCIPLINARY ACTION IF EMPLOYEES RETURN FROM WORK

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Form 9.1 – Notice in anticipation of possible Unlawful Strike
Form 9.2 – Notice after commencement of Unlawful Strike
Form 9.3 – Further notice during Unlawful Strike
Form 9.4 – Unlawful Strike: Ultimatum
Form 9.5 – Unlawful Strike: Notice of Dismissal
Form 9.6 – Unlawful Strike: Notice of Disciplinary Action