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Monday, 21 November 2011
Page: 13198

NBN Co. Limited

(Question No. 650)

Mr Fletcher asked the Minister representing the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, in writing, on 11 October 2011:

How many of NBN Co. Limited's employees are union members, and to which unions do they belong.

Mr Albanese: The Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

An employee's entitlement to join a union is protected under the provisions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996.

Union membership is a matter between an employee and their union.

Employees of NBN Co Limited are under no obligation to disclose if they are a union member, or to which unions they belong.