What is Illegal strikes and lock-outs? Section 24 of Industrial
Disputes Act 1947
24. (1) A strike or a lock-out shall be illegal if-
(i) it is commenced or declared in contravention of section 22 or section 23;
(ii) it is continued in contravention of an order made under sub-section (3) of section 10 or sub-section (4A) of section 10A;
(2) Where a strike or lock-out in pursuance of an industrial dispute has already commenced and is in existence at the time of the reference of the dispute to a Board, an arbitrator, a Labour Court, Tribunal or National Tribunal, the continuance of such strike or lock-out shall not be deemed to be illegal, provided that such strike or lock-out was not at its commencement in contra?vention of the provisions of this Act or the continuance thereof was not prohibited under sub-section (3) of section 10 or sub-section (4A) of section 10A.
(3) A lock-out declared in consequence of an illegal strike or a strike declared in consequence of an illegal lock-out shall not be deemed to be illegal.
CHAPTER V STRIKES AND LOCK-OUTS
CHAPTER V-A LAY-OFF AND RETRENCHMENT