work stoppage

NOUN
  1. a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
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  • Rookie wage cap, blood testing, benefit cuts, a nearly 20 percent "giveback" and a work stoppage were prominent in a recent communication that NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith sent to player representatives in describing a bleak labor negotiation picture. ESPN.com
  • I. Unreasonable demand and work stoppage, serious misconduct or willful disobedience by the FISHERMAN of the lawful orders of his superiors.
  • A work stoppage by employees must be the result of a lawful labor dispute and not in violation of an existing agreement between management and the union. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, Functions
  • She said the work stoppage at Harmony's Virginia operations was related to a death of a mineworker last Friday at the Unisel mine. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • One of the major factors is the issue of inharmonious industrial relations at work places which quite often has led to work stoppages.
  • I mean, how hard can you squeeze a golden goose before the bird calls a work stoppage? Times, Sunday Times
  • Mogalakwena mine; the suspension of operations to rehabilitate shaft steelwork at the Turffontein Shaft of Rustenburg Section; and contract labour related work stoppages at Rustenburg Section, Kroondal and ANC Daily News Briefing
  • One measure of this offensive is the ratio of person workdays lost to lockouts - that is work stoppages initiated by employers - as compared with strikes.
  • Up on deck, she once again caused a work stoppage as the men topside took her in.
  • I mean, how hard can you squeeze a golden goose before the bird calls a work stoppage? Times, Sunday Times
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