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

Code of Good Practice

Picketing

8. General rights, obligations and immunity

 

 

1) A person who takes part in a picket protected in terms of the Act does not commit a delict or a breach of contract. This means that the employer may not sue a person or a union for damages caused by a picket.

 

2) The employer may not take disciplinary action against an employee for participating in a lawful picket. Where the employee's conduct during a picket constitutes misconduct the employer may take disciplinary action in accordance with the provisions of the Act.