If you have not been able to resolve a dispute at the workplace, check other alternatives before deciding to take industrial action. Unprotected industrial action is unlawful and can lead to fines being issued by the Federal Circuit Court or Federal Court.
Depending on the type of dispute, you may be able to get help from the Fair Work Commission.
If the dispute is in relation to bargaining for a proposed enterprise agreement then the employees may be able to have a protected action ballot and commence a period of protected industrial action in support of their claims.
If the dispute is about the terms and conditions of the award or agreement then the dispute settling clause of your award or enterprise agreement may allow a dispute to be brought to the Commission.
If the dispute relates to major changes in the workplace, then the mandatory consultation term of your enterprise agreement may allow a dispute to be brought to the Commission for resolution.
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