News & Insights | Articles | 23 May 2014
Deadlock can be a necessary part of a negotiation process, but it leaves many with a very negative picture of Trade Union negotiation. Strike action that results from deadlock is a powerful but risky tactic.

Talk to most middle aged people about Trade Union negotiation and it immediately conjures up negative images from the 1970s and 1980s of disputes and conflict. Images of burning braziers on picket lines, factories closed, mass workforces in conflict with management, and ugly government intervention. These images were caused by deadlock, when the negotiations broke down.

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