Conditions of Employment Act, 1936

Industrial work.

3.—(1) In this Act the expression “industrial work” does not include agricultural, commercial, nor domestic work nor mining nor the transport of persons or goods, but subject to that limitation the said expression includes all forms of industrial work and in particular industrial work done for or in connection with any of the following activities, that is to say:—

(a) manufacturing, altering, cleaning, repairing, ornamenting, finishing, adapting for sale, testing, grading, packing, breaking up, demolishing or transforming any article;

(b) the killing of any animal or bird;

(c) constructing, reconstructing, maintaining, repairing, altering, demolishing any railway, tramway, harbour, dock, pier, canal, inland waterway, road, tunnel, bridge, viaduct, sewer, drain, well, pipe, electrical undertaking, gas work, waterwork, factory, or other work of construction, laying or removing foundations, or laying out or clearing any site for any such construction;

(d) the construction, maintenance, alteration or repair of any telegraphic or telephonic installation;

(e) the generation, transformation, transmission, distribution or control of electricity or other forms of power;

(f) the production and distribution of gas;

(g) the storage and distribution of water;

(h) the disposal of sewage;

(i) quarrying, irrespective of the depth of the quarry;

(j) constructing, reconstructing, maintaining, repairing, altering, fitting, painting, decorating or demolishing any building or constructing, laying or removing foundations, or laying out or clearing the site for the construction of any building;

(k) shipbuilding, or reconstructing, repairing, fitting or refitting or demolishing ships;

(l) removing from the ground stone, slate or sand otherwise than for the purpose of a mine;

(m) printing and all other modes (exclusive of writing and typewriting) of representing or reproducing words, figures, pictures, or designs;

(n) the cleaning of any place where industrial work is carried on.

(2) For the purpose of this section—

the expression “agricultural work” means the work of any farm or garden or of forestry and includes any form of industrial work done as part of the work of a farm or garden for the purpose of carrying on the business thereof and for no other purpose;

the expression “commercial work” means work of a clerical nature, the work of overseeing, directing and managing industrial work, or work done for or in connection with the sale, wholesale or retail, of any article;

the expression “domestic work” includes the work of preparing food in any hotel or restaurant if the food so prepared is intended only for consumption in such hotel or restaurant or in a place where the person who carries on such hotel or restaurant caters for the supply of meals.