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I D Act-Strike & Lockouts – Form P

I D Act-Strike & Lockouts – Form P

A notice of strike required under subsection (1) of section 22 shall be in Form “O” and a notice of lock-out required under sub-section (2) of section 22 shall be in Form “P” and shall be accompanied by a statement setting forth.

(a) the parties to the dispute;

(b) the nature and cause of the dispute, including any demand made by either party on the other to which exception is taken by the opposite party;

(c) an estimate of the number of persons affected or likely to be affected by the dispute; and

(d)the efforts made by the parties themselves to settle the dispute.

(2) The notice and the statement accompanying it shall be signed –

(a) in the case of an employer by the employer himself or when the employer is an incorporated company or other body corporate, by the agent, manager or other principal officers of the corporation ;

(b) in the case of employees –

(i) where all the employees who are parties to the dispute are members of a registered trade union, by two officers of the union, duly authorised on this behalf at a meeting held for the purpose and attended by a majority of the members of the registered trade union; and

(ii) in other cases, by not less than five of the employees concerned duly authorised in this behalf at a meeting held for the purpose and attended by a majority of the employees affected.

(3) Copies of the notice in Form “O” of Form “P” shall be furnished by registered post to the opposite party (employer or employees, as the case may be), the Conciliation Officer having jurisdiction, the District Magistrate of the district, the Commissioner of Labour, Madras, and the Secretary to the Government of Madras in-charge of Labour.

The notice in Form “P” shall be displayed conspicuously by the employer on a notice board at the main entrance to the establishment and in the manager’s office: Provided that where a registered trade union exists, a copy of the notice shall be served on the Secretary of the said Union.

(4)The report required to be sent by an employer under subsection (5)of section 22 shall be sent to the Conciliation Officer and the District Magistrate of the district and the Commissioner of Labour, Madras, and the Secretary to the Government of Madras, in-charge of Labour