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.
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Noun1.work to rule - a job action in which workers cause a slowdown by doing only the minimum amount required by the rules of the workplace
job action - a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands
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"While we are pleased there will be no further strike action during the consultation period, it is extremely disappointing that the current work to rule remains in place.
Unite says the two days a week of strike action will be in addition to an overtime ban and a work to rule.
'This is to minimize delays that may arise due to the 'work to rule' trade union action carried out by the Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officer's Association,' the Airlines said.
The bright spots of this round of bargaining were the public's response to the union's communication about precarity and the union's use of "work to rule" as a pressure tactic.
Unison was also planning four weeks of work to rule action between the two strikes.
Managers need to honour the work to rule, and make sure the staff get away on time, with notes completed, and need to make adjustments to workloads accordingly.
In exchange for best terms and conditions there should be a no strikes (including work to rule) mandatory rule.
Further one-hour stoppages are planned, as well as a work to rule and an overtime ban as workers seek a three per cent pay rise.
The ports strike is expected to be especially damaging, since actual port workers -- not those working in offices and other related areas -- have been on a work to rule since February 15.
The work to rule action resulted in household bin collections being up to a week behind and Friday's strike left bins in the city centre overflowing with rubbish.