direct action Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "direct action" - Business English Dictionary

See all translations

direct action

noun [U]
 
 
HR, POLITICS the use of actions such as strikes or protests as a way of trying to achieve political or other changes: The government faces the real prospect of renewed direct action if it fails to respond to the protesters' 60- day deadline. The workers, who had not been paid for several months, threatened to take direct action in pursuit of their claim.
Translations of “direct action”
in Chinese (Traditional) 直接行動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 直接行动…
(Definition of direct action from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of direct action?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “direct action” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
dole

the money that the government gives to people who are unemployed

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

responsible luxury noun
responsible luxury noun
August 03, 2015
high-end, green tourism and hospitality Jumeirah’s ‘responsible luxury’ approach is an example of a sustainable travel experience – future guests will enjoy the environment as much as today’s.

Read More