Due Date: 
Friday, 30 March 2018
Submitting to: 
NZ Parliament
Issue Area: 

The closing date for submissions is Friday, 30 March 2018

The bill seeks to amend the Employment Relations Act 2000 to meet the Government’s 100 day commitments on employment relations law. It would provide minimum standards and protections for employees, and strengthen collective bargaining and union rights in the workplace. The bill would make changes to provisions concerning:

  • The recognition and operation of unions
  • Collective bargaining
  • Individual employee’s terms and conditions of employment
  • The continuity of employment if an employee’s work is affected by restructuring
  • Rest breaks and meal breaks
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Personal grievances, disputes, and enforcement

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