Union rights of entry and Work Health and Safety inspections - Brisbane

Oct 2014 |

The ongoing Trade Union Royal Commission has brought to light a number of concerns regarding the circumstances in which union officials gain entry to workplaces. Whilst entry to hold discussions or for work health and safety matters are allowed under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), there are various provisions designed to ensure that such entries do not cause undue disruption to the workplace and proceed in an orderly fashion.

It is vital, however, that employers do not confuse a union right of entry with a work health and safety inspection.

In this session Stephen Hughes, Special Counsel, and Lara Radik, Associate, will look at:

  • What constitutes a valid union Right of Entry notice?
  • What is a union official entitled to do whilst exercising a right of entry?
  • What can an employer do if a union official has exceeded their authority?
  • What powers do work health and safety inspectors have?



22 October 2014, 07:30am - 09:00am 


Queensland Law Society
Level 2
179 Ann Street


By Friday 17 October 2014 to Alyssa Watt
Phone | 07 3000 8445
Email | awatt@carternewell.com