Paid union meetings

Paid union meetings are held regularly so that unions can communicate with their members, for example collective bargaining.

All employees who are union members have the right under the Employment Relations Act to attend 2 paid union meetings throughout the year.

If the meetings are during teaching time, they should be held in such a way that services aren’t disrupted. The unions are required to make arrangements with their members’ employers, to ensure the applicable service remains open during any union meeting.

Parents and caregivers should check with their child's school, kura, early learning service and ngā kōhanga reo to find out what support arrangements are in place.

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