Electing a HSR
HSRs and deputy HSRs must be elected by members of the work group they will represent. All workers in a work group must be provided with every reasonable opportunity to nominate HSRs and vote in the election.
Workers from the work group determine how an election is to be conducted (if one is needed). Any PCBUs must be informed of the election date as soon as practicable after the date has been decided. Members of the work group and relevant PCBUs must also be informed of the election outcome.
The election process may be informal, for example with a show of hands. Alternatively, it may involve a more formal process such as the use of ballots. If the majority of workers in a work group agree, the election may be conducted with the assistance of a union or other organisation or person.
If there is more than one work group, there needs to be a separate process to elect HSRs for each one.
If the number of candidates nominated for election equals the number of vacancies in the work group, the candidates are deemed to be 'elected' and there is no need to proceed with an election.