31. Union and Bargaining Fees

31.1  On the written authorisation of the employee, the employer shall deduct the union fee fortnightly (or at other authorised intervals) from the employee’s remuneration. The employer shall forward these deductions to the union not less frequently than quarterly.

31.2  Bargaining Fee

The Bargaining Fee has been reserved for the period of 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023. Clauses 31.2 to 31.6 (“Bargaining Fee”) from the 2017-2020 MECA will be included (with updated dates as appropriate) in the next ASMS/ HNZ collective agreement.