We advise extensively across the whole field of collective labour relations, including in relation to:

  • Developing coordinated and innovative strategies for responding to the Global Strategic Campaigns that increasingly are the preferred strategies of global union federations and international labor unions.
  • The establishment of national information and consultation forums and European Works Councils
  • The conduct of trade union and works councils officials and employee representatives
  • The contractual force of trade union agreements
  • Industrial action ballots, strike action, industrial action short of a strike and picketing
  • The impact on third parties of industrial action (usually via outsourced agreements) and remedies available
  • Collective bargaining and pre-bargaining negotiating strategies
  • Trade union recognition and de-recognition, both through voluntary arrangements and following judicial applications