Definition :

             Section 2 (q) of the Industrial Dispute Act 1947 defines strike as “ a cessation of work by a body of persons employed in any industry acting in combination, or a concerted refusal under a common understanding of any numbers of persons, who are or have been so employed to continue to work or accept the employment.


    Section 2(l) of the Industrial Dispute Act 1947 defines Lock-out “lockout means the temporary closing of a place of employment, of the suspension of work, or the refusal by an employer to continue to employ any number of persons employed by him.  


The Strike is a weapon in the armoury of the working class to fight collectively and to pressure on the employer. It is a weapon which is made use of the labor class to safeguard their interests both economic and cultural.

Lockout is an Act of employer, by which his industrial establishment is temporarily closed to suppress the demands of his employees and to make them resume duties(employment ) at terms and conditions dictated by him.  


The strike is a temporary Closure of place of Employment.

Lockout is the cessation of work by the body of persons employed in an industry.


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