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English definition of “stoppage”

stoppage

noun [C]     /ˈstɒpɪdʒ/ HR, WORKPLACE
an occasion when employees stop working because of a disagreement with management about pay , holidays , etc.: a one-day/24-hour, etc. stoppage The tube drivers ' two-day stoppage did not cause the travel chaos that was feared .call/organize/stage a stoppage The Communication Workers Union called a one-day stoppage following the breakdown of talks over pay . The company's performance was affected by work stoppages at several North American manufacturers . begin / join a stoppage production stoppages
stoppages [plural] HR, WORKPLACE, FINANCE an amount that an employer takes from the money you earn before you receive it to pay for tax , health insurance , etc.: The Profit Share Scheme allows you to buy shares in your firm out of your pay packet before stoppages.
(Definition of stoppage noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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