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"industrial action" in British English

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industrial actionnoun [U]

uk   us  
an ​occasion when ​workers do something that is ​intended to ​force an ​employer to ​agree to something, ​especially by ​stoppingwork: Workers at the ​plant are threateningindustrialaction.
(Definition of industrial action from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"industrial action" in Business English

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industrial actionnoun [U]

uk   us   UK (US job action) HR
actions by ​workers, especially the ​action of ​stoppingwork, that are intended to ​force an ​employer to ​agree to something: Of the 1,000 ​employees at the ​plant, 55 ​percentvoted not to take ​industrialaction. call for/​organize/threaten ​industrialaction call off/​avert/​avoidindustrialaction The ​carmanufacturer is facing a threat of ​industrialaction over ​plans to ​reducepensionbenefits.
(Definition of industrial action from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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