English version

natural wastage

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Employment
natural wastageˌnatural ˈwastage noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 BEa reduction in the number of people employed by an organization, which happens when people leave their jobs and the jobs are not given to anyone else
Examples from the Corpus
natural wastageThere is a natural wastage of at least five percent on any diet.Voluntary redundancies and natural wastage are expected instead of sackings.No, natural wastage, as they call it these days, took care of the decrease.He didn't mind the natural wastage, at all.Membership from now on will be by invitation only as existing places become available through natural wastage.Ten of the posts to go will disappear through natural wastage.For the Army we are talking about in excess of 10,000 redundancies and much of the other reductions will occur through natural wastage.
natural wastagenatural wastage formalBritish EnglishBE a reduction in the number of workers because of people leaving, retiring etc and not because they have lost their jobs wastage
Examples from the Corpus
natural wastageThere is a natural wastage of at least five percent on any diet.Voluntary redundancies and natural wastage are expected instead of sackings.No, natural wastage, as they call it these days, took care of the decrease.He didn't mind the natural wastage, at all.Membership from now on will be by invitation only as existing places become available through natural wastage.Ten of the posts to go will disappear through natural wastage.For the Army we are talking about in excess of 10,000 redundancies and much of the other reductions will occur through natural wastage.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.