1   Short title

   2   Breaches of contract by persons employed in certain public undertakings

   3   Breaches of contracts involving damage to human life, etc

   4   Contract of service defined

   5   Objection to summary jurisdiction

   6   Agreement or combination when not a conspiracy

   7   Definition of trade dispute



[Date of Commencement:12th July, 1905]

Cap 314.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Protection of Property Act.

2   Breaches of contract by persons employed in certain public undertakings

   When a person employed under contract of service in or about the duty-

   (a)   of supplying any town or place or part thereof with water or light, whether the same be gas, electric, or any other kind whatsoever; or

   (b)   of conveying passengers or freight or mails by railway, tramway, or coach; or

   (c)   of extinguishing fires and protecting life and property in cases of fire; or

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   (d)   of conserving the public health in connection with any parochial or municipal service;

by any company or contractor, or by any Government Department, or by any parochial or public authority upon whom or upon which is imposed such duty, whether by law or pursuant to agreement or otherwise, wilfully and maliciously and without lawful excuse breaks his contract of service, 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 that town or place wholly, or to a great extent, of their supply of water or light, or to stop or interfere with the due carrying of passengers or freight or mails, or to deprive such inhabitants wholly or partly of protection to life and property in case of fire or of the due maintenance of any of the conditions necessary to the preservation of the public health, he shall on conviction thereof before a Court of summary jurisdiction, or on indictment as hereinafter mentioned, be liable at the discretion of the Court, to a fine not exceeding forty dollars, or to be imprisoned for a term not exceeding three months, with or without hard labour.

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