What does industrial action mean?

Definitions for industrial action

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  1. industrial action(Noun)

    In a workplace, a strike or other protest by workers.


  1. Industrial action

    Industrial action or job action refers collectively to any measure taken by trade unions or other organised labour meant to reduce productivity in a workplace. Quite often it is used and interpreted as a euphemism for strike, but the scope is much wider. Industrial action may take place in the context of a labour dispute or may be meant to effect political or social change. Specifically industrial action may include one or more of the following: ⁕Strike ⁕Occupation of factories ⁕Work-to-rule ⁕General strike ⁕Slowdown ⁕Overtime ban


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of industrial action in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of industrial action in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Finn Brennan:

    Since then they have refused to talk to us despite repeated requests, when an employer is simply not prepared to talk, then our only option is to take industrial action.

  2. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt:

    Our absolute priority is patient safety and making sure that the NHS delivers high-quality care 7 days a week – and we know that's what doctors want too, so it is extremely disappointing that the BMA have chosen to take industrial action which helps no-one.

  3. Mark Carne:

    The railways are a vital public service and industrial action would have a massive impact on millions of passengers as well as freight distribution across Britain, we will do everything we can to keep our railways moving during these times of uncertainty and to stop the RMT from behaving in a way that will cause untold misery to our passengers and will hurt the economy.

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