industrial action

noun Chiefly British. Unabridged
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industrial action
(Brit) any action, such as a strike or go-slow, taken by employees in industry to protest against working conditions, redundancies, etc

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Example sentences
Both parties are willing to return to the negotiating table, though further
  industrial action may occur this week.
Barely a week goes by without some form of industrial action.
Most of the strikes were considered illegal by the government under the
  industrial action law.
Once a dispute is referred to arbitration, industrial action is prohibited.
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