work-to-rule

As well as taking the form of a total stoppage of work, a strike can also be conducted in a manner whereby the performance of work is only partly withheld, for instance by simply slowing down (go-slow) or by insisting on an exaggerated observance of work regulations and safety provisions. This latter case is referred to as a work-to-rule, and occur...
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Work-To-Rule

A work-to-rule is a form of industrial action in which employees pay a slavish obedience to employers' regulations in order to dislocate working procedures, without resorting to a strike. A work-to-rule usually involves an overtime ban.
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Work-to-rule

Work-to-rule is an industrial action in which employees do no more than the minimum required by the rules of their contract, and precisely follow safety or other regulations in order to cause a slowdown, rather than to serve their purposes. Such an action is considered less disruptive than a strike or lockout; and just obeying the rules is less su...
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