Screen Industry Workers Bill

Hon Iain Lees-Galloway

Screen Industry Workers Bill

Government Bill



Explanatory note
4Overview of Act
5Employment status of screen production workers determined by this Act
6No contracting out
7Application of Commerce Act 1986
8Act binds the Crown
9Transitional, savings, and related provisions
11Meaning of screen production worker
12Screen productions to which Act applies
13Parties to workplace relationship must act in good faith
14Person must not exert undue influence on screen production worker
15Penalty for breaching section 13 or 14
16Engager must provide screen production worker with individual contract
17Mandatory individual contract terms
18Prohibition on retaliatory termination of individual contracts
19Parties may resolve individual contract disputes using dispute resolution procedures
20Penalty for failing to comply with individual contract requirements
21Incorporated society may apply to register as worker organisation or engager organisation
22When society entitled to be registered
24Annual return of members
25Cancellation of registration
26Collective bargaining to be carried out in good faith
27Bargaining parties required to conclude collective contract
28Industrial action prohibited during bargaining
29Penalty for engaging in industrial action during bargaining
30Requests for information during bargaining
31Form and content of collective contracts
32Mandatory collective contract terms
33Exemptions from occupation-level collective contracts
34Minimum and maximum duration of collective contracts
35Collective contracts must be sent to chief executive
36Preliminary requirements
37Worker organisation or engager organisation may apply for approval to initiate bargaining
38When application may be made
39Applications to be notified and submissions invited
40Authority must decide whether to allow bargaining
41Bargaining parties
42Authority to decide worker organisation responsible for ratification vote
43Authority must publish decisions on applications
44Removal of bargaining party
45How bargaining for occupation-level collective contract initiated (once approval given)
46Authority must assess draft occupation-level collective contracts for suitability for ratification
47Ratification of occupation-level collective contract
48Coverage of occupation-level collective contract
49Commencement of occupation-level collective contract
50Who may participate in bargaining for enterprise-level collective contract
51How and when bargaining may be initiated
52Limits on bargaining
53Ratification of enterprise-level collective contract
54Coverage of enterprise-level collective contract
55Commencement of enterprise-level collective contract
56General matters relating to dispute resolution
57Mediation of disputes relating to matters under this Act
58Facilitated bargaining
59Determinations by Authority
60Challenges to determinations
61Review of Authority and Registrar decisions
62Jurisdiction concerning penalties
63Recovery of penalties
64Penalty for obstructing or delaying Authority investigation
65Offence to mislead Authority or Registrar
66Access to workplaces
67Representative of worker organisation must obtain consent to enter workplace
68Conditions relating to access
69Additional requirements relating to access
70Penalty for certain acts in relation to entering workplace
71Registrar of Screen Industry Organisations
72Registrar may seek directions of Authority
73Occupational groups
74Further matters relating to change in occupational groups
76Amendments to Employment Relations Act 2000
77Section 6 amended (Meaning of employee)
78Section 161 amended (Jurisdiction)
79Section 187 amended (Jurisdiction of court)

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: