Definition of overtime ban in English:

overtime ban


  • A mass refusal to work overtime, especially as a form of industrial action.

    ‘workers imposed an overtime ban to demand a wage rise’
    • ‘Workers have been on an overtime ban since October and the move has caused the firm to move some of its production to other sites.’
    • ‘Train drivers began an unofficial overtime ban last week over pay.’
    • ‘Staff at the engineering firm are to begin an overtime ban and the first of a series of strikes next week.’
    • ‘He said he did not feel confident enough for strike action, but would vote in favour of continuing the overtime ban.’
    • ‘Members of the union voted overwhelmingly for the overtime ban and also backed strike action.’
    • ‘We are also going to be running overtime bans which might affect opening hours on other sites, particularly over the Easter period.’
    • ‘Workers voted yesterday not to proceed and agreed to call off a planned overtime ban.’
    • ‘Overtime ban by pilots are causing cancellations of flights.’
    • ‘The problem had escalated and industrial action was threatened by the workforce in the form of a strike and overtime ban.’
    • ‘If the overtime ban was lifted the amount of overtime worked by firefighters would be equivalent to 4,500 jobs.’