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industrial action

noun, Chiefly British Unabridged
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  • 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.
  • There is evidence to show that industrial action can accelerate a decline in the postal market.
British Dictionary definitions for industrial action

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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