industrial action noun

ADJ. 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 | take part in, be/become involved in His research indicates an increase in the number of women involved in industrial action. | support

PREP. ~ against The union is threatening industrial action against the company. | ~ by industrial action by railway workers | ~ in support of industrial action in support of demands for a ten per cent salary adjustment | ~ over to take industrial action over pay