The industrial landscape in Australia makes it critical that employers across all industries and sectors have well-developed strategies in place for dealing with labour issues.
These issues arise not only locally and nationally but also more and more often globally, as unions utilise international networks to pressure multinational companies. The issues also arise not only as day-to-day operational matters, but also crucially in the context of mergers and acquisitions, restructures and infrastructure projects, where the execution of well thought out labour strategies will often influence the success or otherwise of the deal or project.
Our expert team is at the forefront of developments in industrial relations, regularly advising clients in a wide range of industries and sectors. We understand the need to manage a range of stakeholders, including unions, and we provide commercial advice, risk-mitigating strategies and practical solutions to help our clients navigate increasingly complex regulatory regimes.
We represent public and private sector clients, as well as governments, and provide advice in relation to all types of industrial matters, including business restructures, industrial disputes, unlawful picketing action, right of entry, protected action, collective bargaining and litigation.