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Name: Union Representatives Education Leave Act 1986. No. 35 [LS 1986 - NZ 1].
Country: New Zealand
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations; Conditions of employment; Social security (general standards)
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1986-07-25
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 39 p.
ISN: NZL-1986-L-2722
Bibliography: Printed separately, 39 p.
Abstract/Citation: This Act provides for authorised union representatives to be granted leave with pay by their employers in order to attend approved union education courses. Part I governs entitlements to leave, administrative arrangements and the granting of leave. The Act guarantees continuity of employment and of contributions to superannuation schemes for workers taking education leave (ss. 26 and 27). It also protects against use of undue influence (s. 29) and dismissal while on leave (s. 31). Part II of the Act establishes the Trade Union Education Authority whose functions include promoting and co-ordinating union education, approving courses, producing teaching materials, making recommendations to the Government, and co-operating, where appropriate, with the ILO and other international authorities and union organisations. Under s. 69 of the Act, the Trade Union Training Board established under the Vocational Training Council Act 1968 (LS 1968 - NZ 1) is dissolved. (Note: this Act was amended by the Labour Relations Act 1987 (No. 77).)

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