|Title:||Candidates in Union Elections Ė Access to Facilities|
|Document ID:||Operational Circular OP 2083/06|
|Date of issue:||Friday, 14 July 2006|
|Status:||NO LONGER APPLICABLE|
|Description:||Advice regarding access to facilities across the health services for candidates in union elections.|
|Period of effect:||from 14 July 2006 to 1 July 2017|
|Authorised by:||Dr Neale Fong, Director General, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 14-Jul-2006|
|Print version:||View print version|
Candidates in Union Elections Ė Access to Facilities
Unions and employee associations periodically conduct elections for office bearers. As the employer, WA Health maintains a neutral position in matters relating to the election of union and employee association office bearers.
Candidates for election as union and employee association office bearers will as far as practicable, be afforded reasonable access to the workplace for the purposes of campaigning for election. No distinction is to be drawn between an incumbent office holder seeking re-election and other candidates.
As a general principle, the same conditions which ordinarily apply to right of entry for union and employee association officials should be applied where a candidate seeks access to the workplace.
Access to workplaces is to be granted by local managers and only in circumstances where there is no impact on the delivery of services to patients or infringement on the rights of members of the public. Election material may also be distributed in the workplace provided that it is not displayed in patient areas or areas accessed by the public.
Any queries regarding this circular can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Neale Fong
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 29 April 2015 at 4:21pm