INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS ACT 1967
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Part I
PRELIMINARY

Section

1. Short title
2. Interpretation
2a. Appointment of Director General for Industrial Relations
2b. All officers to be public servants

Part II
PROTECTION OF RIGHTS OF WORKMEN AND EMPLOYERS AND THEIR TRADE UNIONS

3. Expression “trade union”
4. Rights of workmen and employers
5. Prohibition on employers and their trade unions in respect of certain acts
6. Leave on trade union business
7. Prohibition on workmen and their trade unions in respect of certain acts
8. Reference of complaint to Industrial Court
8a. Employer may provide information on collective bargaining and trade dispute to his workmen

Part III
RECOGNITION AND SCOPE OF REPRESENTATION OF TRADE UNIONS

9. Claim for recognition
10. Prohibition of strike, lock-out, picketing and termination of service pending recognition of a trade union
10a. No other claims after trade union has made a claim
11. Trade unions accorded recognition
12. Trade unions not accorded recognition

Part IV
COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS

13. Collective bargaining
14. Collective agreements
15. (Deleted)
16. Deposit of collective agreements
17. Effect of collective agreement

Part V
CONCILIATION

18. Reference of disputes for conciliation
19. Information, documents and compulsory conference for conciliation
19a. The Minister may conciliate in any trade dispute
19b. Representation in conciliation proceedings

Part VI
REPRESENTATIONS ON DISMISSALS

20. Representations on dismissals

Part VII
INDUSTRIAL COURT

21. Industrial Court
22. Constitution of the Court
23. Divisions of the Court
23a. Qualification of President and Chairman of Industrial Court
24. Protection and immunity to members of the Court
25. Registrar and officers
26. Reference of trade disputes to the Court
27. Appearance and representation at proceedings before the Court
28. Power of President to regulate procedure and proceedings
29. Power of the Court
30. Awards
31. Agreement during proceeding
32. Effect of an award
33. Interpretation and variation of awards and agreements
33a. Reference to the High Court on a question of law
33b. Award, decision or order of the Court to be final and conclusive

Part VIII
INVESTIGATION AND INQUIRY

34. Investigation and inquiry into trade disputes
35. Committee
36. Board
37. Reports

Part IX
TRADE DISPUTES, STRIKES AND LOCK-OUTS AND MATTERS ARISING THEREFROM

38. Pupils not to take part in trade disputes
39. Intimidation
40. Picketing
41. Breach of contract liable to injure person or property
42. Conspiracy in trade disputes
43. Restrictions on strikes and lock-outs in essential services
44. Prohibition of strikes and lock-outs
45. Illegal strikes and lock-outs
46. Penalty for illegal strikes and lock-outs
47. Penalty for instigation
48. Penalty for giving financial aid to illegal strikes and lock-outs
49. Protection of persons refusing to take part in illegal strikes or lock-outs
50. Offences seizable, and no bail to be granted
51. (Deleted)

Part iXa
investigation and prosecution

51a. Investigation officers
51b. Authority card
51c. Power to conduct investigation
51d. Power to examine persons
51e. Prosecution
51f. Offence by bodies corporate, etc.

Part X
MISCELLANEOUS

52. Application
53. Appointment of public officer
54. Exclusion of evidence as to certain matters
55. Secrecy
56. Non-compliance with award or collective agreement
57. (Deleted)
58. Contempt
59. Injuring a workman on account of certain acts
60. General penalties
60a. Protection of Director for General and other officers
61. Schedule
62. Regulations
63. Repeal and savings

First Schedule

second Schedule