Repudiation of Industrial Action
A Trade Union must repudiate Unofficial Industrial Action in order to protect itself from legal proceedings by an employer. The Trade Union must:
- Give written notice of the repudiation to the committee or shop steward without delay - as soon as it is reasonably practicable after it comes to the knowledge of any of the unions’ executive committee, president or General Secretary. This notice must be given by any of the unions’ executive committee, president or general secretary.
- Take all reasonable action to issue written notices repudiating the action again without delay to every union member whom it believes is or could take part in Industrial action and including the following wording:
"Your union has repudiated the call for industrial action to which this notice relates and will give no support to unofficial industrial action taken in response to it. If you are dismissed while taking unofficial industrial action, you will have no right to complain of Unfair Dismissal”.
- The union must also give similar written notice to the employer of every such union member.