industrial action

noun

Definition of industrial action

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Examples of industrial action in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unite’s ballot on industrial action ends on Nov. 5. Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg.com, 15 Oct. 2020 That said, supply losses from hurricane season and from further Norwegian industrial action in October will be more than offset by resurgent supply from Libya, the IEA said. David Hodari, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2020 The industrial action is far from the first to hit Amazon's German operations—Amazon's German workers tend to strike around the most lucrative times of year for the company, such as Prime Day and Christmas. David Meyer, Fortune, 13 Oct. 2020 The industrial action that has engulfed major factories across the country cast a tough challenge to Mr. Lukashenko, who had relied on blue-collar workers as his core support base. Yuras Karmanau, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Aug. 2020 Workers across France are striking as part of a national wave of industrial action, that has seen protests against reforms to the state pension system. Heather Connolly, Quartz, 6 Dec. 2019 The industrial action illustrates the mounting fears across generations that people will have to work longer for less. Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2019 The miles-deep coal mines of Harlan County, a region of wooded Appalachian hills rising up to Kentucky’s highest point, were for decades synonymous with violent industrial action. The Economist, 26 Sep. 2019 And this summer it has been hit by a long run of industrial action. The Economist, 12 Sep. 2019

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1914, in the meaning defined above

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“Industrial action.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/industrial%20action. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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