chapter  14
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CIVIL LIABILITIES

A trade union, in seeking to achieve its objectives, must occasionally force an employer to the bargaining table by the tactical use of industrial action. Employees who respond to the call for industrial action will be in breach of their employment contracts. Strike action will also usually cause breaches of commercial contracts between the employer (against whom the industrial action is directed) and other persons with whom the employer is doing business. Moreover, additional commercial contracts may be broken where employees in other enterprises take supportive secondary action to cut off supplies or the distribution of goods to the employer in the primary dispute.