Definition of giveback in English:



North American
  • An agreement by workers to surrender benefits and conditions previously agreed in return for new concessions or awards.

    • ‘Workers overwhelmingly rejected the giveback and the union has threatened a strike on July 25 if no agreement is reached.’
    • ‘For one thing, public sector workers have no fear of international competition and little fear of layoffs, givebacks and other concerns that private sector workers, especially in manufacturing, must deal with today.’
    • ‘The only holdout could be the mechanics union, which has put up the most resistance to more givebacks, Masters said.’
    • ‘He's also aiming for budget cuts and labor givebacks to save $1.7 billion next year and wants an extra $600 million in state and federal aid - though he'll probably get only a fraction of that.’
    • ‘It is also reportedly considering the establishment of a two-tier system of employee benefits, cuts in dental and optical benefits for city workers, and other givebacks.’
    • ‘More layoffs may be in store, he said, and those workers unable to stomach additional givebacks should look for new jobs.’
    • ‘That amounts to more than 421 million vacation days when all U.S. workers are taken into consideration, a giveback worth almost $54 billion.’
    • ‘There could have been givebacks and rights increases if necessary.’
    • ‘The daycare workers rejected the last offer precisely because the city was demanding more in givebacks in vacation cuts and health-care benefits than it was offering in a raise.’
    • ‘What, though, will workers get for the latest round of givebacks?’
    • ‘Management is seeking sweeping demands for increased workloads, wage and benefit concessions and other givebacks.’
    • ‘In return for these givebacks, the company offered only a 9 percent pay increase over three years.’
    • ‘Workers were told that enormous givebacks were necessary in order to keep the company solvent.’
    • ‘That's on top of $2.5 billion in givebacks in 2003.’
    • ‘The votes of airline workers on the givebacks will by counted by January 5.’
    • ‘And, while there have been givebacks, labor and labor costs can still slow changes the airlines want to make.’
    • ‘Transit officials insist that the union givebacks are essential for its financial well-being.’
    • ‘These include substandard pay and benefits for new-hires, drastic givebacks in health and pension benefits, reductions in premium pay, and the gutting of work rules.’
    • ‘Under the four-year agreement, teachers will get 15% raises - but in exchange for givebacks, including working a longer day and a longer year.’
    • ‘He called on the machinists to immediately begin negotiating on demands for $263 million in givebacks; the union says it has offered $100 million.’
    give back, return, restore, pay back, repay, hand over, give up, surrender, relinquish, deliver, turn over, yield, cede
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