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job action

n.
1. An action, such as a strike or slowdown, taken by workers as a means of increasing bargaining power with management.
2. Law An action taken by an employer that affects an employee's terms of employment, especially adversely.

job′ ac`tion


n.
a work slowdown or other organized action used by employees as a means of protest or to compel an employer to accede to demands.
[1965–70, Amer.]

job action

A strike or slowdown carried out by a workforce as a protest or attempt to secure concessions from an employer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.job action - a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands
direct action - a protest action by labor or minority groups to obtain their demands
go-slow - a form of protest by workers in which they deliberately slow down in order to cause problem from their employers
work to rule - a job action in which workers cause a slowdown by doing only the minimum amount required by the rules of the workplace
strike, work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
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With the move, labour peace could come to schools past the next election, after a chaotic time in education bargaining that saw some local strikes and work-to-rule job action in the province.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Mexican doctors set to join in the job action as protests led by the country's teachers union continue, calling for a national strike to protest a neoliberal reform to the health system imposed by President Enrique Pena Nieto.
8220;This year's Job Action Day will empower job-seekers with the tools to develop and weave that narrative, thus producing a compelling message to prospective employers.
The Job Action Network (JAN) has released the fourth installment of its Just-In-Time Module Series.
Parents are struggling to manage their children's school days after high school and primary school teachers began job action this month.
Called The Airline Pilots Association, the union said that there is no job action "of any sort" that is organized, supported or sanctioned by the Allied Pilots Association.
This threatened job action follows the disappointing rejection of the unanimously recommended tentative agreement signed by the IAMAW bargaining committee following the federal mediation before the Honourable Madam Justice Louise Otis.
Should the two parties not be able to reach a settlement and the IAMAW begins job action, the carrier said that it will endeavour to minimise inconvenience to its customers.
Alan, who was diagnosed with dyspraxia when he was young, attended job action groups where Remploy's advisors helped him with job searches and confidence-building techniques.
The company can avert the job action by getting more than 34 percent of union members to ratify the offer, because a two- thirds majority of "no" votes is needed to start a strike.
Underground mining has been curtailed at the Morococha operation, as both company miners and contractor miners have joined the job action.