Definition of industrial dispute in English:

industrial dispute


  • A dispute between employers and employees.

    • ‘The first thing is that it is not strictly a dispute, in the sense that we have got an industrial dispute with an employer.’
    • ‘1985 saw the Wapping industrial disputes with the print unions while 1986 brought the Westland affair.’
    • ‘It consists of 11 employees in an industrial dispute.’
    • ‘I fail to see the case for a big shake-up with labour markets working well and few industrial disputes, in the private sector at least.’
    • ‘Firefighters in Greater Manchester have launched their latest industrial dispute - over a goatee beard.’
    • ‘Many employers do appear prepared to go down the conciliatory path because the role of the employment lawyer in industrial disputes is changing.’
    • ‘Electricians who staged one of the country's longest-running industrial disputes - and won celebrity backing - were unfairly sacked, a tribunal decided.’
    • ‘And the fuel protests were very different in nature from the industrial disputes that led to the toppling of Jim Callaghan's Labour government.’
    • ‘I know that employers are frustrated about industrial disputes and their potential impact upon production and export markets.’
    • ‘In all industrial disputes at least two parties are involved.’
    • ‘Not really surprising given that those making the news were reporting their own situation, but quite different to how industrial disputes are usually covered.’
    • ‘Work began on the original St John's in 1971 but it was not completed until 1981, due to one of the country's longest ever industrial disputes.’
    • ‘I presume they were not originally bought to cover industrial disputes, so it appears they are part of a national emergency support service.’
    • ‘French strikers make a ‘lot of noise’ but the country loses relatively few hours to industrial disputes, she claimed.’
    • ‘The collapse of social partnership raises fears the country will face a wave of bitter industrial disputes as unions and individual employers clash over wage claims.’
    • ‘It swallowed billions in state aid but its 150,000 workers were unhappy and often at the centre of industrial disputes.’
    • ‘‘There are fewer days lost in industrial disputes under this Government then under the previous Conservative government,’ he said.’
    • ‘East Lancashire firefighters were travelling to London today to discuss the industrial dispute with MPs.’
    • ‘The rise, far in excess of the current 3% rate of inflation, dwarfs pay claims at the heart of several recent industrial disputes.’
    • ‘The rubbish had not been cleared from the tip because the local authority had not wanted to aggravate an industrial dispute with its employees.’