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The withholding of work from employees and closing down of a workplace by an employer during a labor dispute. Also called shutout.
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the temporary closing of a business or the refusal by an employer to allow employees to come to work until they accept the employer's terms.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lockout - a management action resisting employee's demandslockout - a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms
opposition, resistance - the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with; "he encountered a general feeling of resistance from many citizens"; "despite opposition from the newspapers he went ahead"
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[ˈlɒkaʊt] Ncierre m patronal
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[ˈlɒkˌaʊt] n (Industry) → serrata
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The former New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell (14) implemented a number of attempts to control--randomized breath testing, low blood alcohol levels for driving, increased taxes on alcoholic beverages, especially alcopops and the more recent lam lock-outs and 10pm closing of bottleshops (1,8) and the most recent compulsory jail time for six different offences when the offender is under the influence of alcohol or drugs (15).
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