demarcation line


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demarcation line

the boundary between those tasks workers are permitted to do and those which they are not, as established by their TRADE UNION or by themselves collectively. Characteristically, demarcation lines develop in workplaces where there are several unions representing different occupational groups: their function is to establish which unions' members can work on which job, and hence to ensure that the unions do not damage each others' interests. They are usually policed by SHOP STEWARDS. Demarcation lines have been criticized for their potentially damaging impact on efficiency and LABOUR FLEXIBILITY, especially where tasks either side of the line are very similar. See RESTRICTIVE LABOUR PRACTICE.
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The proposed demarcation line would essentially confirm Japan's sovereignty over the disputed islands, the sources said.
The comments were in response to reports in Tokyo that Hashimoto proposed to Yeltsin that the demarcation line between Russia and Japan be set north of the disputed islands.
Two five-car trains from two sections of the Korean Peninsula will run through the military demarcation line in Thursday's trial runs of reconnected cross-border railways, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday.
The soldiers suspected that the Palestinian came close to the demarcation line with intention of launching an attack, he added.
SEOUL - Two five-car trains from two sections of the Korean Peninsula will run through the military demarcation line in Thursday's trial runs of reconnected cross-border railways, South Korea's Unification Ministry said Monday.
On Thursday, North and South Korean trains crossed the military demarcation line in trial runs of reconnected cross-border railways, the first of its kind since the railways were severed during the Korean War.
The five soldiers, one of whom was armed, encroached 30 meters across the military demarcation line to the South along a stream inside the DMZ shortly before noon, Yonhap News Agency reported, quoting the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Israeli gunners fired the shells from emplacements straddling the demarcation line around the strip.
During the previous negotiations, South Korea proposed drawing the midway point between Ullung Island, a bigger island west of Dokdo and Oki Island off Shimane Prefecture, western Japan, while Japan wanted to set the demarcation line between Dokdo and Ullung, Yonhap reported.
GAZA, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- A bomb blew up on a road near Gaza's demarcation line on Saturday ripping through an Israeli military patrol and killing at least one soldier, according to the Israeli media.
Over 500 of these operational activities were carried out, mostly along the demarcation line called Blue Line, in close coordination by the Italian soldiers of "Savoia Cavalleria" and 183 "Reggimento Paracadusiti" Nembo "with the Lebanese Armed Forces.
It is 500 meters from the demarcation line, which is being applied, although it hasn't been ratified in the parliament.