Protection of Employment (Exceptional Collective Redundancies and Related Matters) Act 2007
2.— In this Act—
“employee representatives” has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Protection of Employment Act 1977;
“industrial action” means—
( a) a cessation of work by any number or body of workers acting in combination or a concerted refusal or a refusal under a common understanding of any number of workers to continue to work for their employer done as a means of compelling their employer, or to aid other workers in compelling their employer, to accept or not to accept terms or conditions of or affecting employment, or
( b) the closing of a place of employment, or the suspension of work, or the refusal by an employer to continue to employ any number of persons employed by that employer in consequence of a dispute, done with a view to compelling those persons, or to aid another employer in compelling persons employed by that other employer, to accept terms or conditions of or affecting employment;
“Minister” means the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment;
“Secretary General” means the Secretary General of the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment.