Get to grips with the law on strikes

Strikes and the law 2018
25 Jan 2018

Strike action is an area of labour law where the stakes are high. The Labour Relations Amendment Bill, 2017 published on 17 November 2017, attributes a misalignment between the law on strikes and action taken by parties during industrial action, as the root cause for protracted and often violent industrial action. In a specialist new book titled Strikes and the Law, a panel of expert authors addresses these challenges, while also suggesting possible solutions based on their combined expertise.

Strikes and the Law is published by LexisNexis South Africa and written by leaders in the field, including Halton Cheadle, Darcy du Toit, Anton Steenkamp, Bradley Conradie, Tamara Cohen, Mario Jacobs and Emma Fergus.

The book provides up-to-date analysis of case law, legislation and policy developments relating to the law of industrial action in South Africa and examines the reasons why in many cases, the law is disregarded.

In addition to the practical discussions from both a union and an employer perspective on the rights and obligations before going on strike and during a strike, the publication also covers constitutional and international law; socio-economic dimension of strikes; protected and unprotected strikes; essential services; interdicts and other remedies; lock-outs; pickets, socio-economic protest action, gatherings, demonstrations and dismissals.

Those involved with collective bargaining and industrial disputes will benefit from the experience of some of the leading labour lawyers, trade unionists and a Labour Court Judge.

The publication is therefore a critical read for labour law practitioners, HR/IR managers, CCMA commissioners, trade unions and academics.

Strikes and the Law is available in Print and eBook formats. It retails for R400.00 including VAT and excluding delivery and is available for purchase from the LexisNexis online bookstore:

(This article is provided for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. For more information on the topic, please contact the author/s or the relevant provider.)
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