The following changes came into effect on December 12th, 2018
Changes to the Employment Relations Act now in effect include the following:
- Union representatives can now enter workplaces without consent, provided the employees are covered under, or bargaining towards, a collective agreement.
- Pay deductions can no longer be made for partial strikes.
- Businesses must now enter into bargaining for multi-employer collective agreements, if asked to join by a union.
- Employees will have extended protections against discrimination on the basis of their union membership status.
What you need to do: Learn more about all the changes, including changes coming into effect on 6 May 2019.
Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 (external link) — Employment New Zealand