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08 July 2016

2004 Electrolux

Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd v Australian Workers’ Union & Others [2004] HCA 40 (2 September 2004) –  Gleeson C.J., McHugh J, Gummow J, Kirby J, Hayne J, Callinan J and Heydon J, Order 2 September 2004

The High Court decides that protected industrial action can only be taken in pursuit of claims about matters pertaining to the employment relationship. It also rules that the Australian Industrial Relations Commission cannot certify agreements that include matters outside the employment relationship.