job action

job action
noun Date: 1958 a temporary action (as a slowdown) by workers as a protest and means of forcing compliance with demands

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • job action — ➔ action * * * job action UK US noun [C or U] HR ► INDUSTRIAL ACTION(Cf. ↑industrial action): »A 24 hour job action was scheduled by union workers for Friday to protest against the company s plans to freeze wages …   Financial and business terms

  • job action — n: a temporary action (as a slowing of work) by workers on the job that is meant as a protest to force compliance with demands compare strike Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • job action — ☆ job action n. a joint refusal by a group of employees to perform all or part of their duties in an attempt to force the granting of certain demands; esp., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike …   English World dictionary

  • job action — job ,action noun uncount AMERICAN a protest in which workers show that they disagree with a policy of their employer, for example by STRIKING (=refusing to work) …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • job action — noun a temporary action by workers to protest management decision or to make demands • Hypernyms: ↑direct action • Hyponyms: ↑go slow, ↑work to rule, ↑strike, ↑work stoppage * * * noun : a temporary action (as a slowdown) by wor …   Useful english dictionary

  • job action —    American    striking or failing to perform an allotted task    The job inaction is the equivalent of the equally deceptive British industrial action:     The pilots job action in February cost American $225 million and affected hundreds of… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • job action — job′ ac tion n. bus a work slowdown or other organized action used by employees as a means of protest or to compel an employer to accede to demands • Etymology: 1965–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • job action — noun A workplace protest by employees designed to inconvenience or disrupt the business of the employer, especially one which is limited in duration or severity. Syn: industrial action …   Wiktionary

  • job action — any means, as a work slowdown, of organized protest or pressure by employees to win some goal or gain from their employers. [1965 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • action — French for share. Exchange Handbook Glossary * * * action ac‧tion [ˈækʆn] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] when someone does something in order to deal with a problem or difficult situation: • The government s action was prompted by shortages of …   Financial and business terms

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