33. Paid Union Meetings

33.1  The employer shall allow Association members to attend at least two union meetings, each of up to two hours’ duration, on full pay in each calendar year.

33.2  The Association shall give the employer at least 14 days’ notice of the date and time of a union meeting.

33.3  The Association shall make such arrangements with the employer as may be reasonable to ensure the employer’s essential activities are maintained during the union meeting.

33.4  Normal duties shall resume as soon as practicable after the meeting, but the employer shall not be obliged to pay any Association member for more than two hours in respect of any meeting.

33.5  Only Association members who actually attend a union meeting shall be entitled to pay in respect of that meeting and the employer may require the Association to supply a list of members who attended and advice of the time the meeting finished.