Definition of job action in US English:

job action

noun

North American
  • An organized protest by employees, especially in the form of a strike.

    ‘flight attendants were taking part in a job action’
    mass noun ‘the next outbreak of job action could involve 24,000 taxation workers’
    • ‘The teachers' employer has initiated a partial lockout and a pay cut for teachers who participate in the job action.’
    • ‘At its peak, the job action was estimated to be costing the Canadian economy about $885 million.’
    • ‘NYPD are now on a go-slow job action refusing to carry out routine arrests.’
    • ‘Pickets begin job action outside BC Place in Vancouver on January 28.’
    • ‘Organizers, including the Service Employees International Union, say job actions were scheduled in about 160 cities.’
    • ‘Additional pickets and job actions are planned if a settlement is not reached, the union said.’
    • ‘The back-to-work legislation tabled Monday would impose fines of up to $400 a day on unionized truckers if they continue job action.’
    • ‘I think teachers in Victoria are willing to continue and escalate job action if that's what's required in order to get a fair deal.’
    • ‘The protest is the latest in a series of job actions against harbor-area trucking firms.’
    • ‘His petition drive to outlaw such a job action gave voice to voters who were unhappy at having their transit system held hostage.’