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Industrial action and trade unions

Industrial action and trade unions

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Specialist legal advice on industrial action

Maintaining strong and constructive employment relations is key to the delivery of products and services across a range of sectors. Many of our clients operate in sectors where recognised trade unions are in place. We are experienced in advising on issues including union recognition, collective bargaining, and industrial action. We are familiar with the role played by unions both within the context of individual employment relations issues, and also in larger projects such as workforce re-organisations, changes to terms and conditions of employment and collective redundancies.

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Industrial action and trade unions

From time to time, an organisation might be threatened with industrial action. This could mean action short of strike (such as work to rule or an overtime ban), or full-blown strike action. The law on industrial action and trade unions is complicated. If your organisation is threatened with industrial action, we will provide focused, commercial advice in order to minimise the impact on you. We have expertise in examining the legality of threats of industrial action, exploring what practical steps might be taken to settle the dispute, and advising on how best to manage industrial relations going forward. In the event that industrial action is confirmed, we can also provide advice in respect of ways to minimise the impact of such action on your organisation.

We have prepared some FAQs on responding to the threat of industrial action.

For specialist legal advice on industrial action, please contact Allison Cook on 07787 126 336 or Naseem Nabi on 07500 702 450.

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