An assumption order as an order issued by the Secretary of Labor and Employment signifying his intention to assume jurisdiction over a labor dispute. The Secretary may issue the order when, in his opinion, there exists a labor dispute causing or likely to cause a strike or lockout in an industry indispensable to the national interest.

The Secretary of Labor and Employment, instead of directly assuming jurisdiction over the dispute, may certify the same to National Labor Relations Commission for compulsory arbitration. The order certifying the case to the Commission is called certification order.

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