What rights and requirements are there for the union representatives?

The union representative has the right to get time off in order to perform his duties as union representative. The union representative’s duties must be performed in such a manner as to cause the least possible interference to production. Management must be notified about the absence as soon as possible. In this case, and when management summons the union representative concerning matters pertaining to workers or working environment, the union representative must be remunerated for the time away from work.

Term of notice for union representatives is fixed in accordance with the contract under which the person is hired. In addition, the union representative receives an extra month’s wage. Grounds must be given for the termination, which can only be made under necessary circumstances. If the reason for the termination is lack of work, then the same conditions apply to the union representative as they do to the rest of the workers.