The capacity for workers to take industrial action is heavily regulated. Turner Freeman have 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.
The Fair Work Act prescribes the very limited circumstances in which employees and their unions can take strike action and other industrial action. It also sets out a detailed procedure (including secrete ballots) required before industrial action s can be commenced.
The Act permits employers to approach Fair Work Australian to prevent industrial action, as well as enabling employers to take retaliatory industrial action.
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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