Strikes & Lockout

By : Rajat Manan Rajinder

or a refusal under a common understanding of any number of persons who have been so employed to continue to work or to accept employment • . . 1947 A cessation of work by a body of persons employed in any industry acting in combination. or a concerted refusal.Strike • Section 2 (q) of the Industrial Disputes Act.

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.Prohibition of Strikes & Lockout • This section does not absolutely prohibited strikes but there are certain requirements to be fulfilled before restoring strike or lockout • This is to protect sudden outbreak of strikes and lockouts.Section 22.

in breach of contract• (a) Without giving to the employer notice of strike. or • (b) Within fourteen days of giving such notice. as hereinafter provided. within six weeks before striking. or .Section 22(1) • No person employed in a public utility service shall go on strike.

or • (d) During the pendency of any conciliation proceedings before a conciliation officer and seven days after the conclusion of such proceedings. .Section 22(1) cont… • (c) Before the expiry of the date of strike specified in any such notice as aforesaid.

or . or • (b) Within fourteen days of giving such notice. in breach of contract• (a) Without giving to the employer notice of strike. within six weeks before striking. as hereinafter provided.Section 22(2) • No person employed in a public utility service shall go on lockout.

or • (d) During the pendency of any conciliation proceedings before a conciliation officer and seven days after the conclusion of such proceedings. .Section 22(2) cont… • (c) Before the expiry of the date of strike specified in any such notice as aforesaid.

Section 22(3) • NO notice of strike is necessary where there is already in existence a lockout in the public utility service and vice versa. • The employer shall send information to specified authority on the day when strike or lockout is declared .

Section 22(4) • The notice of strike referred to in sub-section (1) shall be given by such number of persons to such person or persons and in such manner as may be prescribed. . Section 22(5) • The notice of lock-out referred to in subsection (2) shall be given in such manner as may be prescribed.

thereof report to the appropriate Government or to such authority as that Government may prescribe the number of such notices received or given on that day. he shall within five days.Section 22(6) • If on any day an employer receives from any person employed by him any such notices as are referred to in sub-section (1) or gives to any persons employed by him any such notices as are referred to in sub-section (2). .

Section 23 General prohibition of strikes and lock-outs .

General Prohibition of Strikes & Lockout • Your part .Section 23.

Section 24.Illegal Strikes & Lockout • My part .

Section 25.Prohibition of financial aid to illegal strikes and lockouts • My part .

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