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:

Tools and resources

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Have a workplace problem?

Problems can happen in any workplace. If you have a workplace problem, we have tools and information to help you resolve it.

Check out our Fixing a workplace problem section for practical information about:

  • working out if there is a problem
  • speaking with your employer or employee about fixing the problem
  • getting help from us if you can't fix the problem.

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