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picket

a person involved in a STRIKE who seeks to prevent other persons from gaining access to a place of work during an INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE. In the UK, picketing one's own place of work is lawful; picketing other people's places of work (secondary picketing) is unlawful. See SECONDARY ACTION.

picket

a person, either on strike or supporting that strike, who seeks to prevent other persons from gaining access to a place of work during the course of an INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE. In the UK, picketing one's own place of work is lawful; picketing other people's places of work (secondary picketing) is unlawful.
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She added: "Even today in the snow, we've had 150 picketers registered.
One prominent picketer made it clear that this group was not a 'yellow crowd.
The police operation to free up a fuel depot near the Donges oil refinery in western France followed similar swoops at other depots this week to ease petrol shortages caused by picketers fighting planned labour law reforms.
Guest picketers turned up to walk the lines on Thursday.
Holding one of the leaflets that the picketers were handing out with Springer's picture on it and a list of demands, West joked that it was a souvenir because there is no such thing as bad publicity.
The previous week picketers appeared outside the North Battleford court house where Baptiste pleaded guilty to breach of probation.
Picketers displayed posters and handed out leaflets explaining why they feel some retailers are failing to support dairy farmers.
Landsberg actively participated in shaping the revolution by joining picketers, protesters and lobbyists, and these activist engagements earned her credibility as a feminist journalist.
She is also blamed by many for her government's stance against striking miners, which saw police launch a crackdown against picketers, arresting 11,291 people and charging 8,392 with public order offences.
Tessa's parents' family business is threatened by boycotts--by folks who refuse their patronage on principle or just because they do not want to deal with picketers.
By RAWALPINDI, August 25, 2011 (Frontier Star): With the increase of customers in the prominent markets of Rawalpindi, the numbers of beggars, eunuchs and picketers are augmenting the problems of customers.
Some picketers harassed the strikebreakers and guests, and there were several clashes between picketers and police with almost 1,000 picketers arrested during the strike.