Circular: Advice for agencies on termination of protected industrial action in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection

Last updated: 14 Oct 2016

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The Fair Work Commission recently terminated the CPSU's protected industrial action at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on grounds of significant risk to public safety and security.

Termination of protected industrial action can lead to arbitration of any unresolved bargaining matters by a full bench of the FWC.

The scheme of the Fair Work Act 2009 is based around bargaining. Arbitration is rare and occurs only in exceptional circumstances.

Read the full circular here.