industrial dispute


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industrial dispute

a dispute between employers and employees or more likely the organizations representing one or both groups. The dispute should relate wholly or mainly to terms and conditions of work. See GOLDEN FORMULAE.
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ABirmingham City Council spokesperson said: "The cost of the industrial dispute last year is well documented, having been reported at November's full council meeting and the subject of a number of articles in publications including the Birmingham Mail.
He said: "If there is some kind of industrial dispute then the council should be telling councillors.
Discussions between GTR and the Aslef and the RMT unions continue with the aim of resolving the ongoing industrial disputes.
Various aspects of the government's industrial relations record were criticised; however this paper seeks to focus on the government's record with respect to industrial disputes.
Qantas Airways sparred with unions at a second labour tribunal on Sunday after Australia's prime minister called for an end to the industrial dispute that grounded the airline's entire fleet.
PM Gillard said the government only rarely asked the regulator to intervene in industrial disputes, but had decided to do so on this occasion because it "could have implications for our national economy".
Referring to a study of news bulletins, he said: "Whenever there was an industrial dispute, workers would 'demand' and 'threaten' while employers would 'offer' and 'plead'.
An industrial dispute in the Norwegian oil sector has deepened with the entry into force of a lock-out decreed by employers in the hope of forcing some 200 oil rig workers to end a strike which began in July.
Firefighters' leaders were drawing up tactics today for an expected fresh industrial dispute which could lead to a series of national strikes from next month.
Not surprisingly, given the traditional role of the AIRC of dealing with industrial disputes, s99 applications--notification of an industrial dispute--has been the core of the Commission's business.
Further tightness in the lamb market is possible as one of the biggest suppliers of imported product faces plant closures due to an industrial dispute.
The most important of those changes was permission for workers to form company unions that could negotiate collective labor agreements, and a government agreement to issue regulations that ``eliminates the role of the security authorities in cases of industrial dispute.

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