Picketing is a way that employees who are taking Industrial Action in contemplation or furtherance of a Trade Dispute raise awareness of their action. It is not a form of Industrial Action itself and employees do not have a legal right to picket. However, if carried out in accordance with certain principles peaceful picketing is viewed as a lawful activity.
The Agency’s Enquiry Point is available to employers, employees, trade unions and others. Enquiry Point advisors provide information and advice on a wide range of employment matters. The Enquiry Point is also an important contact point for identifying circumstances, or clients, who would benefit from being referred to other Agency services.
The Enquiry Point provides clear, confidential, independent and impartial advice to assist the caller in resolving issues in the workplace.
While the advisors cannot provide a legal opinion they can help callers gain a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities as well as identifying possible options to help resolve their issues.