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Defensive and Offensive Lockouts

A “defensive lockout” is the employer’s right to exclude striking employees from the workplace. Where employees have embarked on strike action, a defensive lockout presents them with a choice: they may either continue with the strike or accept the employer’s final offer. Where a lockout is not in response to a strike but is utilised […]

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Wage Negotiation Update and Strike Handling Webinar: on request

Metal Industry Wage Negotiation Update and Strike Handling Webinar Wage talks in the metal industry recommenced in 2021.  With the MEIBC in difficulty, the industry under severe pressure and the looming threat of further rating downgrades, the stakes couldn’t be higher.  Whilst the parties are working feverishly to come up with lasting solutions to a […]

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