34. Paid Employee Representatives Education Leave

34.1  The employer shall provide paid employee representatives education leave calculated on the basis of three days for the first five Association members (pro rata full time equivalent) employed by the employer, a further 5 days where the employer employs between 6 and 50 members and one day for every eight Association members (pro rata full time equivalent) thereafter employed by the employer.

34.2  This leave is for education programmes approved by the Association. The Association shall advise the employer, with not less than three weeks’ notice, of the names of the employees who will be exercising this entitlement.  The provisions of this clause shall be inclusive of leave entitlements under Part 7 of the Employment Relations Act 2000.