work-to-rule


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work to rule

n.
A job action in which employees do no more than the minimum required by the rules of a workplace in order to cause a slowdown.

work′-to-rule′ adj.

work-to-rule

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a form of industrial action in which employees adhere strictly to all the working rules laid down by their employers, with the deliberate intention of reducing the rate of working
vb
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (intr) to decrease the rate of working by this means
Translations

work-to-rule

[ˈwɜːktəˈruːl] Nhuelga f de brazos caídos

work-to-rule

[ˌwɜːktəˈruːl] n (Brit) → sciopero bianco
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SMALL businesses yesterday took a sideswipe at postmasters' continuing work-to-rule action as part of a row with An Post.
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Two-hour long queues formed at check-in desks as guards, staging work-to-rule action, searched every passenger boarding the train in Paris.
Accident and Emergency staff in Tallaght hospital, Dublin, began work-to-rule action because of overcrowding.
THE three major teaching unions will all vote at Easter for a work-to-rule in schools.
A row over pensions resulted in an indefinite work-to-rule beginning on Monday.
Last month, the permanent secretary of the education ministry had threatened to take disciplinary action against teachers, because the work-to-rule was in violation of their work contract.
Critics say the Curriculum for Excellence will be threatened by a planned work-to-rule by teachers in August.
SIPTU members working for the OPW at the castle refused to honour the booking by Plan Ireland because they were on a work-to-rule in protest at government cutbacks.
Members of Unite, the largest union in the country, are holding the work-to-rule day of action across the North-east against a three-year NHS pay deal.
Work-to-rule action is doubling the time it takes for prospective teachers, nurses, social workers and foster parents to obtain clearance to work with children.
HUNDREDS of staff at the Liverpool-based Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) were today starting a work-to-rule over pay.