Industrial action & union membership

Industrial action may be taken to settle a workplace dispute. Unions play a key role as employee representatives during workplace disputes.

Industrial action

Industrial action may be taken by employers or employees to settle a workplace dispute about working conditions. Find out more about Industrial action including:

  • what industrial action is protected
  • the consequences for taking unprotected industrial action.

Union membership

Unions play an important role in the workplace. Their key roles include acting as employee representatives during workplace disputes and acting as a bargaining representative during bargaining negotiations. Find out more about:

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