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Collective Bargaining & Industrial Relations

“The referral that I received to Susan was that she was as tenacious and determined as a Rottweiler – “she gets things done”.  Though this description doesn’t immediately reflect the diplomacy and grace that Susan also brings to her work – it was certainly intended as a vote of confidence from the union official it came from.  And it proved to be right…”

We have been involved in a number of high profile industrial disputes over the past 12 months including:

  • Shared Services DHB
  • Civil Aviation Authority

In most cases this involves advice throughout the bargaining process, from the initial planning and strategic advice and / or advocacy to dealing with industrial disputes and litigation.

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Dundas Street has provided this advice on an ongoing basis for a number of our clients including:

  • Universal College of Learning
  • Inland Revenue Department
  • Accident Compensation Corporation
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Housing New Zealand Corporation
  • Christchurch City Council

Susan has been counsel for several leading cases including Christchurch City Council's Court of Appeal decision in Christchurch City Council v SLGOU [2007] 2 NZLR 614, which remains the leading case on communications during bargaining.

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