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.
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  2 NZLR 614, which remains the leading case on communications during bargaining.