industrial action

noun

Definition of industrial action

British

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And this summer it has been hit by a long run of industrial action. The Economist, "What lies behind the strike that has grounded British Airways," 12 Sep. 2019 British Airways pilots voted in favor of industrial action as part of an accelerating pay dispute that’s threatening to disrupt flights at the height of the busy summer travel season. Washington Post, "British Airways pilots authorize labor action," 23 July 2019 The airline is seeking an injunction Tuesday in the High Court to halt industrial action. Washington Post, "British Airways pilots vote to strike in pay dispute," 22 July 2019 Fully 77% of train drivers went on strike on the first day of industrial action in early April, well above the current rate. The Economist, "France’s strikes may now be starting to ebb," 31 May 2018 When industrial action happens in Calais, lorries back up in Kent. Georgina Voss, The Atlantic, "Brexit Could Cripple Britain’s Ports," 20 June 2018 Get our daily newsletter Even though South Korea has a tradition of energetic industrial action, unions have been largely absent from Samsung. The Economist, "A Samsung executive is accused of union-busting," 19 May 2018 In December the urban poor in the provinces took to the streets, denouncing theocracy. Despite efforts to quell it, industrial action rages on. The Economist, "Iran braces for economic war with America," 17 May 2018 Philippe renewed the pledge to overhaul swathes of the French economy with unions planning to continue industrial action on the rail network through June. Helene Fouquet, Bloomberg.com, "France's Philippe Offers to Ease Rail Co. Debts in Strike Talks," 5 Apr. 2018

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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