Acts Online
GT Shield

Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

Codes of Good Practice

Code of Good Practice on Picketing

4. Picketing rules


1) The registered trade union and employer should seek to agree to picketing rules before the commencement of the strike or picket.


2) A collective agreement may contain picketing rules. When an agreement is negotiated the following factors should be considered:
a) The nature of the authorisation and its service upon the employer;
b) the notice of the commencement of the picket, including the place, time and the extent of the picket;
c) the nature of the conduct in the picket;
d) the number of picketers and their location;
e) the modes of communication between marshals and the employer and any other relevant parties;
f) access to the employer's premises for purposes other than picketing, e.g. access to toilets, the use of telephones, etc.;
g) the conduct of the picketers on the employer's premises; and
h) this code of good practice.


3) The factors listed in subparagraph (2) apply to the determination of picketing rules by a commissioner.