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What is unlawful or offence for picketing during strikes or industrial action in United Kingdom?

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What is unlawful or offence for picketing during strikes or industrial action in United Kingdom?

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    It’s a criminal offence for pickets to: . use threatening or abusive behaviour to people walking past or crossing the picket line . block people or vehicles trying to get into the workplace which is on strike (called ‘causing an obstruction’ by police) . carry weapons . damage property . cause or threaten to cause a ‘breach of the peace’ . try to block roads near the picket line (called ‘causing an obstruction to the public highway’) . try to stop the police who are outside the workplace from doing their job You can have legal action taken against you if you break the law or encourage others to do so when you’re picketing. This includes: . trespassing (trying to enter a building without permission) . making a noise nuisance . using threatening language or offensive material, libel or slander in leaflets, banners, placards, chants or speeches If you break a court order banning you or your trade union from holding a picket, you could be open to further legal action (otherwise known as ‘contempt of court’).

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