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Lock-Out

The act of an employer not permitting its employees to work. That is, an employer may close down its place of business (such as a factory) so that employees cannot work and thereby earn a living. Lock-outs are useful in situations such as when a union only represents a portion of a company's workforce. If the employer believes the union is making unreasonable demands, it can declare a lock-out to encourage non-union workers to put pressure on the union workers to give up on those demands. Because this has the effect of punishing all workers, lock-outs are usually illegal.

lockout

an action taken by an employer that involves the exclusion of the workforce from their place of work as part of an INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE. See INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, STRIKE.
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The New Zealand data presented in this paper do not support the view that the upturn in the number of lockouts in New Zealand during the 1990s up to 1996 reflects a general increase in lockout activity attributable to the introduction of the ECA (Briggs 2005).
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There is, of course, another weak argument that the word Lockout is, in fact, a generic word made up of the word Lock and Out, which can be found in the dictionary and which, of course, no one can prevent someone from using them.
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retained the key elements of the lockout provisions of the 1993 Act and extended the scope of lockouts, notably by introducing the right to use them as a means of pressuring employees to sign individual, Australian Workplace Agreements' (Briggs, 2004a, p.
The indictment bolsters accusations made by unions during the 139-day strike and lockout that affected nearly 70,000 workers across Southern California.