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Labour Appeal Court Judgment clarifies important collective bargaining issue

7 May 2015
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The Labour Appeal Court delivered a Judgment on 5 May 2015 which has important implications for collective bargaining and the role of strikes and lock-outs. The Judgment deals with the controversial question whether a lock-out should be treated the same as a strike, and whether an employer should be entitled to exclude from its workplace all employees, whether striking or non-striking, who do not accept the employer’s demand when it decides to institute a lock-out.