Definition of demarcation dispute in English:

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demarcation dispute

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A dispute between trade unions about who should do a particular job.
Example sentences
  • The demarcation dispute involving 55 workers was ended when the company and the union signed a 12-month agreement.
  • There is a demarcation dispute in process, your Honour, which may need to be resolved.
  • More industrial unions were created at the expense of traditional craft unions, but demarcation disputes and unofficial strikes were frequent.

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