Definition of secondary picketing in English:

secondary picketing


mass nounBritish
  • Picketing by strikers of the premises of a firm that trades with their employer but is not otherwise involved in the dispute in question.

    • ‘It is expected this ruling will be used to strike down provincial laws that do regulate secondary picketing, including British Columbia's.’
    • ‘The lack of effectiveness of this group was illustrated in 1959 when it failed to prevent a Federal law that outlawed secondary picketing.’
    • ‘Under the 1990 Industrial Relations Act, certain forms of secondary picketing are allowed.’
    • ‘The 450 delegates passed a number of motions on recognition and calling for an easing of restrictions on secondary picketing.’
    • ‘Coal had been stockpiled, secondary picketing restricted and police had received special riot training.’
    • ‘Ministers will face demands from the trade unions to legalise secondary picketing following the recent dispute over British Airways catering.’
    demonstration, picket line, blockade, boycott
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secondary picketing