Industrial disputes

The Industrial Relations Commission provides for the resolution of industrial disputes by conciliation and, if necessary, by arbitration in a prompt and fair manner and with a minimum of legal technicality.

Industrial disputes are disputes about the rights, privileges or duties of an employer or employees, or the work to be done in employment, including wages, allowances, hours, quantum of work, overtime, or age, qualification and the terms and conditions of employment.

Relevant legislation

The resolution of industrial disputes are dealt with under the following sections of the Industrial Relations Act 1996 (the Act):

  • Contract Determination – Industrial Dispute s332
  • Federal Enterprise Agreement – Industrial Dispute s146B
  • Notification of an Industrial Dispute – s130
  • Entertainment Industry Act – Industrial Dispute s20

Apply

  • Prescribed forms - Form 4: Provide notification to the Industrial Registrar of Industrial Dispute 
  • Non-prescribed forms - Form 4Ent—Application re Dispute arising pursuant to section 20 of the Entertainment Industry Act 2013 
Last updated:

06 Feb 2023

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