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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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
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Translations

work-to-rule

[ˈwɜːktəˈruːl] Nhuelga f de brazos caídos
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work-to-rule

[ˌwɜːktəˈruːl] n (Brit) → sciopero bianco
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PARIS (AFP) - Eurostar trains from Paris to London were running up to two hours late and trucks stacked up on the approaches to the Channel port of Calais Thursday as French customs officers staged the fourth day of a work-to-rule strike.
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Stressed-out staff at Carstairs have been brought to the brink, with calls for a work-to-rule engulfing the embattled high security institution.
Industrial unrest has been brewing in the north as unions enforced a work-to-rule in response to the Turkish Cypriot's administration decision to stop paying public workers overtime.
A work-to-rule campaign will be launched by the Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officers from midnight Thursday over the failure by authorities to solve several demands, Sri Lanka Immigration and Emigration Officers' Association said.
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.
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.
NHS workers on Teesside are expected to join in a "work-to-rule" day tomorrow.
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.