Stopping industrial action: citizens' rights
You have the right to stop industrial action if it’s unlawful and affects goods or services being provided to you. You must be acting as a citizen, ie not representing a company.
The industrial action must either be likely to:
- prevent or have prevented you from receiving any goods or services produced by a company
- lower or have lowered the quality of those goods and services
This is called the ‘citizen’s right to prevent disruption’.
Apply to the courts for an injunction, which orders:
- the trade union to stop organising the action
- those taking action to stop
You can get legal advice if you want to apply for an injunction.