Following acceptance by the Central Arbitration Committee of an application for union recognition is the employer required to allow the union access to employees?
If the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC) orders a ballot, the employer must allow the union access to workers to enable it to inform them about the ballot and to seek their support. However, the union has no right of access to recruit members to meet the threshold requirements to activate an application for recognition. The employer can be obliged to provide a list of the names and addresses of relevant workers so that information can be sent to their home addresses. If the employer fails to comply with any of these provisions, the CAC may declare the union recognised without the ballot.