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III. The Strike
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Volume XV: Labour Law | Chapter 15 (1997): Strikes, Lockouts and other Kinds of Hostile Actions

Completed in July 1994

Ruth Ben-Israel

A. The Doctrine

37. – The strike is usually a combined operation, in which in one way or another (as will be explained below), both workers and trade unions are involved. Although, as Kahn-Freund said (and french law recognized), there can be a strike without trade unions, but no trade union without strikes.1 Examination of labour relations system…

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Ruth Ben-Israel, “III. The Strike”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 28 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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