work stoppage

noun
the collective stoppage of work by employees in a business or an industry to protest working conditions.

Origin:
1940–45

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Example sentences
Each country compiles data based on individual criteria and therefore, no
  standard measure of work stoppage is available.
Both installed new defenses in small windows of time, after a work stoppage
  disrupted their sport.
All regular fares will continue to apply in the event of a work stoppage.
Your eligibility will be determined by whether a work stoppage existed at the
  establishment where you were last employed.
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