The defininition of a strike in this clause, is the same as it as it was in Section. 2(1) of the repealed Trade Disputes Act, 1929. It has since not undergone any amendment. Chapter V deals with strikes and lockouts. Sections. 10(3), 10(4A), 22 and 23 prohibit the continuance and commencement of strikes in certain circumstances and Section. 24 renders the strikes commenced or continued in contravention of these prohibitions, illegal; Section. 25 prohibits financial aid to illegal strikes and lockouts and Section. 26 provides for a penalty for illegal strikes and lockouts, Section. 27 prescribes the penalty for instigation of strikes and lockouts and Section. 28 prescribes the penalty for giving financial aid to illegal strikes and lockouts.
In England, various judicial definitions have been attempted by courts, the most accepted and precise of which is as expounded by Hannen J, in Farrer Vs. Close. He defined 'strikes' as a simultaneous cessation of work on the part of the workmen.
In the United States of America, a fairly comprehensive definition has been given in Uden Vs. Schaeffer, 110 Wash. 391 in the following words:
"A strike is the act of quitting work by a body of workmen, for the purpose of coercing their employer to accede to some demands they have made upon him, and which he has refused; but it is not a strike for workmen to quit work, either singly or in a body, when they quitted without intention to return to work, whatever may be the reason that moves them so to do."
ORDINARY MEANING OF STRIKE:
A concerted refusal to work on the part of men, who are accustomed to work in a particular vocational area; more shortly, 'ceasing work or downing tools' [Australian Commonwealth Shipping Board Vs.