06 Oct 2019, 11:49
Sounds like external mediation is still ongoing. In which case are we going to be prevented from taking industrial action as the ballot is in the process of being cast but the talks have not been exhausted?
06 Oct 2019, 12:37
If there is a Yes vote (hopefully, a high turnout and a big majority), the union does not have to move immediately to setting a strike date. The mandate is valid for six months from the date of the ballot (or up to nine months if agreed by union and employer)