›an occasion when employees stop working because of a disagreement with management about pay, holidays, etc.: a one-day/24-hour, etc. stoppageThe tube drivers' two-day stoppage did not cause the travel chaos that was feared.call/organize/stage a stoppageThe 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 stoppageproduction stoppages
stoppages[plural]›HR, WORKPLACE, FINANCEan 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.