protected action ballot

A protected action ballot is a confidential vote by eligible employees to decide if they wish to engage in industrial action, usually related to the terms of a proposed enterprise agreement.

This ballot is a formal process where employees vote anonymously on whether to take collective action, such as a strike, in response to negotiations around their work conditions or enterprise agreements. It's a legal requirement for ensuring the industrial action is lawful and protected. The vote helps gauge the collective opinion of the employees, ensuring any action taken is democratically decided upon.

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