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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