Attempts to prevent, stop, or impose conditions on an industrial action
The Fair Work Commission can also make orders to prevent, stop, or impose certain conditions on protected industrial actions when:
- they threaten to endanger the health, safety or welfare or people;
- they threaten to cause significant harm to the Australian economy;
- they cause significant economic harm to the employer or employees;
- they adversely affect the employer, employee and threaten to cause significant harm to a third party; or
- bargaining representative would benefit from a ‘cooling-off period’.
If you want to conduct or take part in an industrial action, we recommended that you speak with your trade union or a lawyer to check that:
- your actions fall within the requirements of a protected industrial action– or
- that you are aware of the risks if they don’t.