STRIKES AND LOCKOUTS

 

BY MICHAEL MAESO AND ALAN RYCROFT

Michael Maeso is a highly experienced labour lawyer, and heads up the employment law department at Shepstone & Wylie in their Durban office. For more information about their services click on www.wylie.co.za The original text of ‘Strikes and Lockouts’ was prepared by Mike Maeso, and it has since been updated by Alan Rycroft, Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Cape Town.

 

OUTLINE OF CONTENTS

1.   The definition of a strike

2.   Legal requirements for strikes

3.   Limits on the right to strike

4.   Consequences of protected and unprotected strikes

5.   Picketing

6.   Secondary strikes and protest action

7.   Dismissal of strikers

8.   Lockouts

9.   Management responses to strike action

10.   Developing an effective strike avoidance strategy