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Federal Court dismisses appeal against mobile phone right of entry refusal


The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) sets out the union right of entry to entitlements and requirements. The right of entry provisions are intended to draw a balance between the right of organisations to represent their members and the right of employers and occupiers to operate without undue inconvenience.


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.