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Our Trade Union History

Turner Freeman has acted for trades unions for more than 60 years and has a proud history as a labour law firm. We are proud of our record in assisting unions and pride ourselves on the results we have endured doing such work. The firm has advised and represented trades unions since its establishment in 1952 and we continue to act for a number of substantial and important trades unions.

Turner Freeman’s experience in acting for unions and their members means that we are uniquely placed to advice on industrial issues, on enterprise bargaining negotiations as well as on occupational health and safety and internal union disputes.

Dispute and Industrial Action Advice

The capacity for workers to take industrial action is heavily regulated. Turner Freeman has experience in advising on dispute and industrial action.

The capacity of employees to take collective industrial action is a very complex area of law. Breach of the processes can lead to substantial fines and other penalties for the workers in breach and for their unions.

Turner Freeman’s experience enables us to provide good, aggressive but pragmatic advice both as to the legal and tactical aspects of industrial action.

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