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Terms of the variation must be explained to employees

  (1)   Before an employer requests under subsection   216C(2) that affected employees approve a proposed variation, the employer must take all reasonable steps to ensure that:

  (a)   the terms of the agreement as proposed to be varied, and the effect of those terms, are explained to the affected employees; and

  (b)   the explanation is provided in an appropriate manner taking into account the particular circumstances and needs of those employees.

  (2)   Without limiting paragraph   (1)(b), the following are examples of the kinds of employees whose circumstances and needs are to be taken into account for the purposes of complying with that paragraph:

  (a)   employees from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds;

  (b)   young employees;

  (c)   employees who did not have a representative for the variation.

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