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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Here’s how our membership plans work;
- Individual Membership plans can view both Individual member-only articles and our library of Research Journals.
- Early Childhood Service plans can view ALL member articles: Individual, Research Journals and Early Childhood Service articles. Also, on this membership plan members can access the online discussion form for individual members AND the online ECE service management / business forum.
- Research Journal subscription plans can view our library of Research Journals and related research articles only
Should you not hold a current membership, or should you wish to apply to upgrade from an individual to an ECE Service membership plan for your ECE service – you are welcome to apply now.