Immunities from Tort Action
The previous chapter illustrated that most industrial action gives somebody, often the employer of those taking part, a cause of action in tort against the organisers of the action. Had statute not intervened this would have allowed the law to be used to defeat any industrial action, since injunctions could be obtained restraining further organisation. Moreover, claims for damages could be made against individuals or trade unions, which could cripple unions and render them powerless to bargain effectively on behalf of their members.
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