industrial action

noun (esp. BrE)
ADJECTIVE
continuing
unlawful
VERB + INDUSTRIAL ACTION
take
threaten
call for
vote for
start
step up

The union is considering stepping up its industrial action.

suspend
stop
become involved in, be involved in, take part in

His research indicates an increase in the number of women involved in industrial action.

support
PREPOSITION
industrial action against

The union is threatening industrial action against the company.

industrial action by

industrial action by air traffic controllers

industrial action in support of

industrial action in support of demands for a 10% salary adjustment

industrial action over

to take industrial action over pay


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