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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work′ stop`page


n.
the collective stoppage of work by employees in a business or industry to protest working conditions.
[1940–45]
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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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Pasyno, the union representing nurses in public hospitals, has announced a half-hour work stoppage by nurses from 11am until 11.30am on Monday at Limassol general hospital.
Safety officers could also issue work stoppage orders should there be an imminent danger to the health or safety of employees, he explained.
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But after the leagues 56-day work stoppage in 1982, labor strife became the norm in the NFL, and almost ever since the NFLPA has held its annual press conference every Thursday before the big game.
They are planning a 24-hour work stoppage later this month over a pay dispute.
He said they would launch the work stoppage starting from 8 am on Tuesday, protesting over several issues affecting the medical professionals as well as the country including the SAITM issue and curtailment of medical officers' allowances.
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International Resource News-October 5, 2015--Goldcorp announces work stoppage by miners represented by the Asociacion Obrera Minera Argentina at Cerro Negro mine