Information on Picketing

When there is protected industrial action, picket lines, that do not breach the peace or unlawfully interfere with citizens' rights, are a legitimate form of industrial protest.

Those on a picket line can seek to dissuade other people from entering, but they breach the law if they threaten, intimidate or physically block entry.

It is not lawful to physically prevent entry to premises or to bar entry by threats or intimidation.

DO NOT threaten or intimidate

DO inform why there is industrial action and encourage solidarity.