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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Mr Fitzpatrick confirmed INMO members will continue with work-to-rule action over failure to fill more than 100 nursing vacancies in the hospital, unless management come up with "something new and more assertive".
The work-to-rule campaign served as a kind of union-builder: it involved layers of workers who never had much to do with the union; they had to make conscious decisions about what to do and what not to do at work.
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.
The work-to-rule could run for a number of weeks as no specific time frame has been laid down.
In a letter written to all Police Federation members, chairman Paul McKeever stopped short of issuing an official work-to-rule call because police are banned from taking industrial action.
CUSTOMS officers seized a pounds 1 million heroin haul today as an international drugs smuggler tried to cash-in on their work-to-rule by slipping-into Britain.
A strike in July led to 42% of tests being cancelled, while a subsequent work-to-rule also disrupted tests.
If the FBU's national executive council agrees the move, an overtime ban or work-to-rule could be introduced.