Stopping Industrial Action - Citizens' Rights

You have the right to stop industrial action if it is unlawful and affects goods or services being provided to you. You must be acting as a citizen, ie not representing a company.
The industrial action must either be likely to:
  • prevent or have prevented you from receiving any goods or services produced by a company
  • lower or have lowered the quality of those goods and services
This is called the ‘citizen’s right to prevent disruption’.
  • the trade union to stop organising the action
  • those taking action to stop
You can get legal advice if you want to apply for an injunction.
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