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Good faith case under CTU scrutiny


14 June 2002

Good faith case under CTU scrutiny

The Council of Trade Unions is closely watching the Employment Authority case between the Service and Food Workers Union and Ryman Healthcare, which has gone to mediation today.

“The CTU is deeply concerned that a minority of employers fail to understand their obligations to collectively bargain,” said Paul Goulter.

“Employers who continually and deliberately frustrate their workers’ rights to collectively bargain are denying those workers fundamental rights under the Employment Relations Act.”

The Service and Food Workers’ claim alleges that Ryman Healthcare has breached good faith over and over again by failing to honour agreed dates for negotiations and harassing and intimidating union delegates.

Paul Goulter said the outcome of the case had implications beyond Ryman Healthcare and beyond the health care industry.

“The outcome should be a message to all employers and that message should be - your workers have the right to chose to bargain collectively. “


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