The CCMA will look into the nature of your workplace. For example, it could be a shop, a factory or a mine. You see, picketing within, for example, a shopping mall could disrupt other businesses.
It will look into the situation of the workplace. For example, if your employees picket outside of the shopping centre, then it won't really disrupt other businesses and many members of the public inside will not know about it.
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It will take into consideration the number of employees taking part in the picket, within your premises. You could be very worried there are too many picketers wanting to picket within your premises, and so you can ask them to reduce their numbers.
The CCMA will consider the time, as well as the duration, of the picket. This has to do with the fact that you could be concerned the picket could go on indefinitely, or you could ask the union split the picketing up into different time slots.
The CCMA will also consider the movements of picketers. For example, you might be very concerned that conflict will arise between picketers and non-picketers on your premises.
As was mentioned earlier, you simply MUST be aware of these factors the CCMA will look into when determining whether a denial to allow picketers onto your premises is justifiable. So take action over them and ensure that your reasons are solid.
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