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Related topics: Labour relations, unions
walkoutwalk‧out, walk-out /ˈwɔːk-aʊt $ ˈwɒːk-/ noun [countable]  BELLEAVE A PLACEan occasion when people stop working or leave a meeting as a protest Members of the Irish delegation staged a walk-out. walk out at walk1
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walkoutThe decision followed Friday's lead from colleagues at Leyland, Lancashire, who also voted against a walkout.Although Hipp voiced optimism, airline and union officials earlier were grim about prospects for averting a walkout.But Putin's forces muscled the bill through 251 to 22, with the Communists staging a walkout during the vote.That was the third angry walkout in one biological day, and the second threat to resign in less than a bio-week.A scattered, one-day walkout in 1994 cost the company $ 50 million.When they did, walkouts never lasted long.Students have staged several walkouts in protest of tuition increases.In the long run, the outcome of the Delphi Chassis strike could be less important than the walkout itself.Those four little letters could cost Hardee more than the walkouts he has grown used to.
From Longman Business Dictionarywalkoutwalk‧out /ˈwɔːk-aʊtˈwɒːk-/ (also walk-out) noun [countable usually singular]HUMAN RESOURCES an occasion when workers stop working and leave their office or factory as a protestThe talks broke off on Tuesday, prompting anationwide walkout of about 200,000 rail workers.Workersstaged a walkout at the company’s engine factory as the union continued its strike action.
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