Industrial Action Labour Inspection
An Industrial Action means a lock out, a strike or action short of strike in furtherance of trade dispute. The Industrial Action can be perceived or existing. Industrial actions come in various forms. These can be violent or peaceful. When you believe an Industrial Action is taking place in any workplace act as follows;
- Contact the nearest Labour office
- Request for a Labour Inspector
- Give a detailed account of the situation:
o What is happening etc.
Then the assigned Labour Inspector will visit the concerned workplace immediately. The mode of intervention is therefore usually governed by the state of the industrial action and issues involved. At times the Police can also be involved in order to arrest the situation.
In a nutshell the role of Labour Inspectors in an industrial action is to facilitate the peaceful resolution of differences in the workplace.