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Related to work stoppage: strike
A cessation of work by a group of employees as a means of protest.
the collective stoppage of work by employees in a business or industry to protest working conditions.
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|Noun||1.||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"|
job action - a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands
sit-down, sit-down strike - a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
sympathetic strike, sympathy strike - a strike in support of other workers who are on strike; a strike not resulting from direct grievances against the workers' employer
walkout - a strike in which the workers walk out
wildcat strike - a strike undertaken by workers without approval from the officials of their union