pay freeze Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “pay freeze” in the English Dictionary

"pay freeze" in Business English

See all translations

pay freezenoun [C]

uk   us   (also salary freeze, wage freeze)
HR, WORKPLACE a ​situation in which a ​companystopsincreasingemployees' ​pay because of ​financial difficulties: Union ​leaders are considering the company's ​proposals to ​changeworkinghours, ​reduceovertime, or ​impose a ​payfreeze.
ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT a ​governmentpolicy of preventing ​payincreases in ​order, for ​example, to ​deal with ​inflation: The ​government are now ​proposing a ​payfreeze for ​publicsectorworkers.
(Definition of pay freeze from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of pay freeze?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“pay freeze” in Business English

Word of the Day

new wave

people who are doing activities in a new and different way

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More