Report

Striking a balance: the need for further reform of the law relating to industrial action

Publisher
Industrial relations Australia
Description

The paper focuses on the background to, and provisions of the Workplace Relations Act 1996 relating to industrial action. It examines:

• the benefits of collective bargaining
• the role of a right to strike in voluntary collective bargaining systems
• recognition of the importance of a right to strike by relevant international organisations – and of the need for limitations on that right
• the development of a right to take protected industrial action in Australia
• the nature of constraints which were imposed on the right to take industrial action in 1996 and 2005
• the need for further reform of the law relating to industrial action – with particular reference to concerns     expressed by the ILO and the mandatory secret ballot requirements.

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