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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.

Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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equipment, the sympathy strike was considered legal.
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Switching from politics to industrial relations, Mitchell's two essays on the 1919 sympathy strike and the 1922 teachers' conflict underline the depth, breadth, and resonance of class conflict in the small Prairie city.
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The strike may also lead to a sympathy strike among the cabin staff of SAS, which could be launched with one week's notice.
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