secondary action


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secondary action

a form of INDUSTRIAL ACTION in which a group of employees STRIKE or take some other action against their employer, as a means of putting pressure on another employer currently engaged in an industrial dispute with his or her workforce. By taking industrial action, the provision of goods and services from the one employer to the employer in dispute can be disrupted. The Employment Act 1980 made secondary action lawful only when the firms involved had contracts with each other.

The Employment Act 1990 made all secondary action unlawful.

secondary action

a form of INDUSTRIAL ACTION in which a group of employees STRIKE or take some other action against their employer as a means of putting pressure on another employer currently engaged in an INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE with his or her work force. See EMPLOYMENT ACT 1980.
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Meanwhile, a train union boss revealed his drivers would strike in direct support of the fire dispute if it wasn't for laws banning such secondary action.
Secondary action to support another union was outlawed by the Thatcher government but Rail, Maritime and Transport workers' leader Bob Crow said safety concerns could stop his union working.
In one case, the reader is aware of a secondary action, of a continuous uneventful nature, taking place behind the foregrounded storyline; the other type effects the convergence of the two simultaneous narrative strands by lifting the 'active' story to the secondary, durative strand and synchronizing the two.
The AFL quickly retreated from secondary action once a solid core of highly skilled workers was organized.
"If they choose not to cross the picket line then they are taking part in secondary action, which is illegal."
The most commonly used action is in the centre and highlighted with blue, secondary action is at the edge for functionality and the main action is constant for each app/screen.
The restrictive laws introduced on balloting for industrial action, picketing and on secondary action have pretty much remained untouched by successive Governments.
The secondary action by the BA workers was in sympathy for a labour dispute between the Transport and General Workers' Union and the airline's Heathrow-based in-flight catering supplier, Gate Gourmet.
Yet because of the anti-trade union laws in this country, the most restrictive in Europe, the airport workers are unable to call on support from fellow trade unionists at the airport as this would be seen as secondary action.
I think that to return to the ability for employees to take secondary action would be a retrograde step and very damaging to workplaces where employees were taking action that was nothing to do with that particular business.
DM-H (hand operated actuator) is suitable for use where a secondary action is required to open/close the guard.