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Section 26 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947 Bare Act & Notes

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Section 26 of Industrial Disputes Act 1947

Penalty for illegal strikes and lock-outs

It provides for penalties in case of illegal strikes and lock-outs. It provides that any workman who commences, continues, or otherwise acts in furtherance of a strike which is illegal under this act shall be punished with imprisoned for a term extending to one month or a fine which may extend to fifty rupees or both.

The same goes for the case of an employer who acts in furtherance of a lock-out which is illegal shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to one month or a fine extending to rupees one thousand or with both. 


Any employee got engaged in a strike which was illegal as provided under the act. In such a case, the employee would be liable for punishment for imprisonment of term extending up to one month or a fine of rupees fifty or both.

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