Spotlight on Industrial Action

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

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12:00 PM AEST - 01:00 PM AEST



About the Webinar

Industrial action can have a profound and enduring negative effect on your company and its reputation if not addressed quickly and efficiently.

Are you up to speed on what to look out for and how to protect your company by managing and ultimately avoiding such action?

Sign up for this free webcast to upskill and hear from Nigel Ward and Julian Arndt as they discuss:

  • The basics: What forms of action are industrial action?
  • When is it lawful?
  • When is it unlawful?
  • Covert industrial action - how to prove and stop it
  • Means of stopping industrial action
  • Cooling off periods - how to reset the bargaining/action cycle
  • Payment obligations during industrial action

Our experts will share their insights and decades of experience on industrial action during this one hour free online event.

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Nigel Ward
CEO and Director

Nigel Ward is one of Australia’s leading advocates and practitioners in employee and industrial relations with more than 30 years of strategic business planning experience.

As CEO of ABLA, Nigel has spearheaded the organisation’s award-winning company culture. He sets the tone in the office with an open management style and sincere approach to looking after each and every client. Nigel approaches all legal issues from a ‘what’s best for your business’ perspective.

Under his leadership, the landmark Penalty Rates decision handed down by Fair Work in February 2017 was a milestone victory for ABLA, acting on behalf of the Australian Chamber, NSW Business Chamber and Australian Business Industrial. Nigel said: "A decision of this magnitude and notoriety will have far-reaching consequences for the industrial relations system and the economy and it is very exciting for ABLA to have played such a big part."

In his capacity as the leading employer industrial advocate, Nigel appears regularly before the Fair Work Commission in major industry cases for the peak employer association, the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and other major employer organisations.

As one of Australia’s leading enterprise bargaining advocates and practitioners, Nigel has been at the forefront of modern negotiations since the late 1980s. This in-depth experience has given him a holistic understanding of workplace strategy, bargaining tactics and law. 

Julian Arndt 
Associate Director

Julian provides specialist employment and industrial relations advice and advocacy for employers.

His particular expertise is in the Fair Work Act, the Fair Work Commission and in the owner driver jurisdiction of NSW. For over 10 years he has worked as an advisor to a broad range of businesses.

Julian is also experienced in the following areas:

  • Bargaining and Enterprise Agreements
  • Employment Law and Employee Claims
  • External Engagement
  • Industrial Advocacy
  • Owner Drivers
  • Investigations

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