work stoppage


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work stoppage

n.
A cessation of work by a group of employees as a means of protest.

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n.
the collective stoppage of work by employees in a business or industry to protest working conditions.
[1940–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditionswork 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
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Trade unions Sek and Peo said the work stoppage was cancelled, as, following the industrial action threat, "many mechanisms have been mobilised, all of which have a common goal, the safety of port workers".
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Brazilian police and striking subway workers clashed in a central commuter station yesterday while union leaders threatened to maintain the work stoppage through the World Cup's opening match in Sao Paulo this week.
Public employees observed Wednesday a general work stoppage to protest the delay in getting their November salary.
Air Canada on Friday said that due to an illegal work stoppage on the morning of 23 March 2012 delays and cancellations of its services continued throughout the day.
Platinum group metals mining company Impala Platinum Holdings Ltd (Implats) (JSE:IMP) (LSE:IPLA) has dismissed approximately 13,000 mining employees who participated in an illegal work stoppage at its Rustenburg operation, the company announced today.
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The average length of a work stoppage beginning in 2006 was 26.
Steve Smotrys, interim president of the Greater Los Angeles Lacrosse Officials Association, said Monday his group's membership agreed to end a work stoppage that threatened the sports inaugural season.