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Industrial action

Industrial action

Industrial action (UK and Ireland) or job action (US) refers collectively to any measure taken by trade unions or other organised labour meant to reduce productivity in a workplace. Quite often it is used and interpreted, mistakenly, as a euphemism for strike, but the scope is much wider. Industrial action may take place in the context of a labour dispute or may be meant to affect political or social change. Specifically industrial action may include one or more of the following:

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