Meaning of “stoppage” in the English Dictionary

"stoppage" in English

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stoppagenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstɒp.ɪdʒ/ us /ˈstɑː.pɪdʒ/

stoppage noun [ C ] (MONEY)

UK US and Australian English deduction an amount that is taken away from the money that you are paid before you officially receive it:

Stoppages include things like pension contributions and national insurance.

(Definition of “stoppage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stoppage" in American English

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stoppagenoun [ C ]

us /ˈstɑp·ɪdʒ/

a time when work is stopped because of a disagreement between workers and employers:

After a two-day work stoppage in early July, another strike started in September.

(Definition of “stoppage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"stoppage" in Business English

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stoppagenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈstɒpɪdʒ/ us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)