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Old 18th Oct 2010, 09:01
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Simple question

Is contract compliance considered as industrial action?
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Old 18th Oct 2010, 10:29
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Are you conducting contract compliance when you are hired on a particular contract and go to work meeting all the requirements of said contract?
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Old 18th Oct 2010, 10:48
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According to US courts, if an individual does cc, no. If lots of individuals do it at the same time, especially if encouraged by a union, then yes it is.
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Old 18th Oct 2010, 11:05
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If you have been working under a contract for years, working under its' conditions, and not making the fact public, then nobody will give a toss. Until it is PUBLICISED. Then it becomes "Industrial Action"..... IMHO
 
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If you've been doing more than cc for a long time, then that form of work becomes custom and practice. Eg working on days off, acknowledging crew direct, etc. So when you withdraw from this custom and practice, then yes it's deemed industrial action.
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Old 18th Oct 2010, 20:05
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Complying with the conditions of your contract is absolutely legal. That's actually what is expected of you. If you go beyond what you were hired for that certainly makes you a good employee, but that enthusiasm isn't a condition of your employment.

After all, complying with the contract conditions is exactly what the company does. They even go to great length to make sure that they do nothing more than what's required of them in the contract, as can be seen with the SO bypass pay court case, direct entry captains, etc.

The distinction, and when it may be construed as industrial action, is when a union encourages the whole employee group to work to rule to pressure the employer. That action can be seen as industrial action. But there's a distinction between a union asking its members to go into contract compliance and an individual doing it on its own. Nothing is illegal in complying to your contract and not going above it should you wish to do so on your own.
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