industrial action



Examples of industrial action in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A day of nationwide industrial action is scheduled for Thursday. Reuters, NBC News, 18 Mar. 2023 Democracy campaigners have for months taken to the streets, blocked highways and taken industrial action over government plans to give Netanyahu and his allies greater powers to appoint judges and overturn court decisions. Lawahez Jabari, NBC News, 18 July 2023 Outside of healthcare, rail workers, border staff and postal workers have all engaged in industrial action in the U.K. in recent months. Katherine Hignett, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 The industrial action has lost some steam and the protests have rallied thinner crowds in past weeks compared with the more-than 1 million-strong numbers seen earlier in the movement. Reuters, NBC News, 13 Apr. 2023 British nurses and ambulance workers plan to go on strike next month, following three days of industrial action in December. Katherine Hignett, Forbes, 27 Dec. 2022 After a bumpy few years with Covid cancelling Christmas, consumers were determined not to let illness, inflationary pressures or industrial action hamper their celebrations. Natalie Berg, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2023 However, unions including Unite have in recent days suspended plans for industrial action in light of Britain’s 10-day mourning period following the death of Queen Elizabeth last week. Reuters, CNN, 13 Sep. 2022 But since last summer, there has been more industrial action across Britain than at any time in the past three decades and noticeable disruption to public services from nurses, doctors, rail workers, teachers and others walking off the job. Eshe Nelson, New York Times, 14 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1914, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of industrial action was in 1914

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“Industrial action.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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