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    Default Support Persons

    Hi guys,

    Hypothetical question regarding employee support persons in disciplinary meetings.

    If there is nothing listed in in an employee’s contract, modern award or enterprise agreement allowing advocacy from a trade union they are a member of….

    Question: if assuming the above, am I correct in assuming a union rep has the same powers as anyone else in a support person capacity during a disciplinary meeting i.e. only take notes, break meeting, support in cases of language difficulties etc?

    Union reps tend to use the word representative when employers outline that they are a support person and not to overly engage or advocate for employees – I would just like to know if they have any further powers then a regular support person.

    Thanks

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    A support person is just that. They don't speak or act for the employee, are there merely to hold the hand (figuratively) of the employee ie be a support for them in the meeting. It can be anyone.
    Tiger

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