What statutory rights go along with the right to conduct collective bargaining?

Statutory rights for a union that is recognised to conduct collective bargaining include:

  • the right to receive information prior to conducting collective bargaining;
  • the right to receive information and be consulted on health and safety issues;
  • the right to receive information and be consulted on certain pension issues;
  • paid time off for union officials to carry out union duties or undergo industrial relations training;
  • the right to information and consultation on proposed redundancies; and
  • the right to information and consultation in connection with the proposed transfer of and an undertaking.