The Scottish Railway Strike, 1891: A History and Criticism

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Página 42 - It shall be lawful for one or more persons, acting on their own behalf or on behalf of a trade union or of an individual employer or firm in contemplation or furtherance of a trade dispute, to attend at or near a house or place where a person resides or works or carries on business or happens to be, if they so attend merely for the purpose of peacefully obtaining or communicating information, or of peacefully persuading any person to work or abstain from working.
Página 44 - Every person who, with a view to compel any other person to abstain from doing or to do any act which such other person has a legal right to do or abstain from doing, wrongfully and without legal authority,— 1.
Página 42 - Watches or besets the house or other place where such other person resides, or works, or carries on business, or happens to be, or the approach to such house or place ; or 5.
Página 41 - An agreement or combination by two or more persons to do or procure to be done any act in contemplation or furtherance of a trade dispute (between employers and workmen) 1 shall not be indictable as a conspiracy if such act committed by one person would not be punishable as a crime.
Página 46 - Where any person wilfully and maliciously breaks a contract of service or of hiring, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the probable consequences of his so doing, either alone or in combination with others, will be to endanger human life, or cause serious bodily injury, or to expose valuable property whether real or personal to destruction or serious injury...
Página 49 - Rent to be thereon reserved ; nor from supplying or contracting to supply to any such Artificer any Victuals dressed or prepared under the Roof of any such Employer, and there consumed by such Artificer ; nor from making or contracting to make any Stoppage or Deduction from the Wages of any such Artificer for or in respect of any such Rent...
Página 47 - Shall, on conviction thereof by a court of summary jurisdiction, or on indictment as hereinafter mentioned, be liable either to pay a penalty not exceeding twenty pounds, or to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding three months, with or without hard labour.
Página 60 - ... natural rights"; but that it must be determined by, and vary with, circumstances. I conceive it to be demonstrable that the higher and the more complex the organization of the social body, the more closely is the life of each member bound up with that of the whole; and the larger becomes the category of acts which cease to be merely self-regarding, and which interfere with the freedom of others more or less seriously.
Página 46 - ... knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the probable consequences of his so doing, either alone or in combination with others, will be to deprive the inhabitants of...
Página 44 - Attending at or near or approaching to such house or other place as aforesaid, in order merely to obtain or communicate information, shall not be deemed a watching or besetting within the meaning of this section.

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