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Court rules on Union’s right to consult with workers in private

Suspicious Minds

There are only limited circumstances in which a union or union representative are entitled to enter the workplace of an employer. One such circumstance is permitted by work health and safety (WHS) legislation – and it permits a WHS entry permit holder to enter a workplace for the purpose of inquiring into a suspected contravention of WHS legislation that relates to, or affects, a relevant worker.


Rules of engagement – managing union rights of entry

Following a number of major changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), it is more important than ever for employers to know what to do and say when approached by a union or union official in their workplaces.