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Sec 23, Industrial Disputes Act 1947: General prohibition of strikes & lock-outs

Section 23 (General prohibition of strikes and lock-outs) under the Chapter V (Strikes and Lock-outs) of the Industrial Disputes Act 1947

❝No workman who is employed in any industrial establishment shall go on strike in breach of contract and no employer of any such workman shall declare a lock-out—

 (a) during the pendency of conciliation proceedings before a Board and seven days after the conclusion of such proceedings;

 (b) during the pendency of proceedings before a Labour Court, Tribunal or National Tribunal and two months after the conclusion of such proceedings;

 (bb) during the pendency of arbitration proceedings before an arbitrator and two months after the conclusion of such proceedings, where a notification has been issued under sub-section (3A) of section 10A; or

 (c) during any period in which a settlement or award is in operation, in respect of any of the matters covered by the settlement or award.❞




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Notes:

The Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 has been amended several times since its enactment.
The latest amendments were by the Industrial Disputes (Amendment) Act, 2010 (24 of 2010) and the Finance Act, 2017 (7 of 2017).

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