Industrial Action Item 18: Indefinite or Periodic Action in the form of DEECD Staff Refusing to Work With non VPS Staff

Updated 22/04/2016

The industrial action

18. Indefinite or periodic action in the form of employees in the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development refusing to work with or recognise any non VPS staff e.g. consultants, contractors or labour hires.


How to implement this industrial action

If you work for the Department of Education, do not work with or recognise in an official capacity any staff who are not also direct employees of the Department or another government agency.


What are my rights and responsibilities in relation to protected Industrial Action?

Read the article on Members' Rights At Work to get more information about your rights and responsibilities when taking Protected Industrial Action.


Industrial Action Checklist
Legally you must comply with very specific requirements before commencing industrial action, otherwise you will not be protected and may suffer adverse actions from your employer. This means you need to follow the exact industrial action as authorised by our Protected Action Ballot. In particular check:
  • The employer has been given 72 hours notice that you will be undertaking the specific industrial action.
  • The action you take is exactly as described on this page.
  • Ring the union and ask your organiser if you are unsure.


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