Is a union permitted to picket during a strike?

Yes. During a strike, the union will often form picket lines at the workplace. Picketers are legally permitted to carry signs stating the nature of the dispute, speak to people entering the property about their concerns, and ask people entering the property to join the picket line. However, picketers are not permitted to:

Picket on university property;

Blockade access to the university;

Use force, threats, or threatening gestures to prevent people from coming onto university property, including students, any employee wanting to attend work and visitors;

Otherwise engage in unlawful behaviour.

Posted in: FAQs: Collective Bargaining

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