Summary

Industrial action is a sanction used by a group of employees against its employer. It usually arises when there is a failure to settle a dispute about terms and conditions of employment.

This topic defines lawful and unlawful industrial action; and the law relating to balloting, giving notice to the employer, picketing.

Essentially, there are two broad categories of industrial action.

  1. A strike (where labour is withdrawn completely by workers).

  2. Industrial action short of a strike (where there is partial performance by workers of their contractual duties).

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