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Staffing and Employment Relations

Union Entry to the Early Childhood Service Workplace

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Whether your early childhood service is a community, public, or privately owned operation take care not to break the law in your dealings with NZEI union representatives or representatives of any union a staff member may belong to.

Employers must not behave badly and must not behave differently to union members compared to non-union members.  Union members should not threaten, or bribe, or intimidate non-members.

Interestingly, the minimum number of members is 15 for a union to be registered.  So technically within any medium to large early childhood service or across a group of services employees might get together to set up their own union.

Here's information for your early childhood service on obligations and rights under the Employment Relations Act.


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