Tag archives: Labour Relations Act

Absence of picketing rules does not affect the lawfulness of a strike

This blog was co-authored by: Mduduzi Sibiya, Candidate Attorney The 2019 amendments to section 69 of the Labour Relations Act, 1995 provide that no picket in support of a protected strike or in opposition to a lockout may take place in the absence of picketing rules.  The picketing rules may be agreed to or determined … Continue reading

Use of background material when interpreting statutes

When the Constitutional Court had cause to interpret a section of the Labour Relations Act regarding the requirements for a secondary strike, the court had recourse to what it called the ‘main secondary source’ namely the Parliament’s Explanatory Memorandum on the Labour Relations Bill in order to gather the intention of the legislature. A secondary … Continue reading