Focus on the pronunciation of stoppage
English definition of “stoppage”
/ˈstɒpɪdʒ/ noun [C] 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.