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industrial action

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Labour relations, unions
industrial actioninˌdustrial ˈaction noun [uncountable] British English  BELan action such as a strike (=stopping work) taken by workers involved in a disagreement with their employer
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industrial actionMore trade-union sponsored Labour candidates were put forward in the 1929 General Election as unions recognized the failure of industrial action.Picketing in various forms has shown itself to be one of the most effective forms of industrial action.There was a threat of industrial action against Mercury's shareholders.There have been frequent disagreements over the use of industrial action to bolster annual negotiations.In one case the union concerned had balloted its members on several variations of industrial action.The idea of unions balloting their members before taking industrial action took hold.It is for this reason that I regard the industrial action which swept through schools in the mid-1980s with regret.Talk was of a minor disciplinary measure by management that might lead to industrial action.
From Longman Business Dictionaryindustrial actioninˌdustrial ˈaction [uncountable] British EnglishHUMAN RESOURCES when workers do something as a protest against their employer, for example stopping work for a period of time or by only doing certain types of workThe union is threatening further industrial action. action
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