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Action taken by employees of a company as a protest, especially striking or working to rule.‘a two-year pay deal to end six months of industrial action’
demonstration, march, protest march, peace camp, rally, sit-in, human chain, occupation, sleep-in, dirty protest, write-in, non-cooperationView synonyms
- ‘Passengers could be left stranded in two months' time if drivers decide to stage industrial action.’
- ‘He warned of tough negotiations ahead and said they could not rule out the prospect of industrial action.’
- ‘When the drivers walked out it was the first industrial action on the area's buses for 14 years.’
- ‘The union is currently balloting its members on industrial action short of a strike.’
- ‘They say this could lead to industrial action by public sector unions, and even possible strikes by staff.’
- ‘Orkney may be affected by fire service strikes this winter if industrial action gets enough support.’
- ‘This is a one-day strike, but we are prepared to take further industrial action until our claim is met.’
- ‘The workers have voted nine to one for industrial action, which will include working to rule and an overtime ban.’
- ‘Last month consultants appeared to be on the brink of industrial action over the lack of a new national deal.’
- ‘The illegal industrial action was a protest against the growing trend of privatisation.’
- ‘Mr Tray insisted that neither he nor his members wanted to strike or take any other form of industrial action.’
- ‘The unions are in close talks with each other about organising industrial action against the war.’
- ‘They are saying they don't just want a vote for industrial action, but for strike action as well.’
- ‘He refused to rule out the possibility of a ballot for fresh industrial action.’
- ‘The protest will consider further industrial action if the pay rise is not granted.’
- ‘Several thousand workers will start voting today and industrial action could begin next month.’
- ‘It is not clear what action the pilots might take, but industrial action has been ruled out.’
- ‘Today, you would find scarce mention of a strike or industrial action in the media.’
- ‘Then the union will have to give the employers seven days' notice of any industrial action they intend to take.’
- ‘The union said that while its members had voted for full industrial action, no dates had yet been set for strikes.’
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