n Without Prejudice - Locking out non-striking employees : employment law

Volume 15, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



It is common cause that the right to strike is a constitutionally enshrined right. Section 23 of the Constitution unequivocally states that every employee has this right and it is given effect to in s64 of the Labour Relations Act (66 of 1995). Although the right of an employer to 'lockout' is not one which is constitutionally enshrined, it is entrenched in the Labour Relations Act.

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