Industrial Relations (Conciliation and Arbitration) Ordinance

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Aden – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 15th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West 12:00 am, 15th November 1960

There is no doubt whatever that all strikes are not illegal. They are not illegal where wage councils have been created; they are not illegal where a collective agreement has been concluded and a certificate issued by the President of the Court; they are not illegal where the Crown is not prepared to accept arbitration, and they are not illegal where, in the opinion of the Industrial Court, an employer or association has not acted in good faith. There can be no doubt in that matter. I have, of course, looked at the point of view of the representations, particularly in relation to our obligations under the I.L.O. Convention, and I am satisfied that they do not conflict.