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work stoppage

the collective stoppage of work by employees in a business or an industry to protest working conditions.
Origin of work stoppage
1940-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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.
  • Enable mediators to estimate the cost of a potential work stoppage in an upcoming negotiation.
  • Additional repair costs, and possible work stoppage will occur if the parts are not interchangeable.

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