Can agency workers be used to cover for striking workers?
A large number of my employees are in a union. Our relationship with the union is fine, but we have been coming up against them in this year’s pay negotiations. Things are starting to get quite tense and there is even talk about potential industrial action.
We are not in a position to argue with the union; we cannot afford what they demand. If the employees do strike, can we use temporary workers to plug staffing gaps or do we have to wait it out?