Industrial action may happen when different sides in a dispute cannot resolve the issue. The employer, employees or unions may take action.
- For employees, this is usually a strike or a work ban.
- An employer may take industrial action by locking out their employees.
In some situations, the law gives employees the right to take action. Any action must follow the right process with the Commission.
Organise a protected action ballot
Employees must vote in a protected action ballot to take industrial action.
Types of industrial action
About protected and unprotected industrial action.
Payments during industrial action
Rules about paying employees during industrial action.
The results of recent protected action ballots are available here.
Apply to resolve a stand down dispute (Form F13)
Ask for help when an employer stands down an employee without pay.
Apply to stop unprotected industrial action (Form F14)
You can apply if action is not authorised by protected (secret) ballot.