Freedom of association is the right to join or not join a building association (such as a union or employer association).

Code covered entities are required to adopt and implement polies and practices that ensure persons are:

  • free to become, or not become, members of a building association
  • free to be represented, or not represented, by building associations
  • free to participate, or not participate, in lawful industrial activities.
  • not discriminated against in respect of benefits in the workplace because they are, or are not, members of a building association.

Freedom of association is the right to join or not join a building association (such as a union or employer association).

The Code also including additional freedom of association examples including ensuring:

  • Personal information is dealt with in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 (e.g. induction records are kept secure)
  • Officials, delegates or other representatives of a building association do not undertake or administer induction processes
  • No ‘ticket, no start’ signs or similar are not displayed and building association signage, logos, etc. are not applied to employer supplied property or equipment.