Definition of secondary picketing in English:

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secondary picketing

Pronunciation: /ˈsekənˌderē ˈpikidiNG/


Picketing by strikers of the premises of a firm that trades with their employer but is not otherwise involved in the dispute in question.
Example sentences
  • Ministers will face demands from the trade unions to legalise secondary picketing following the recent dispute over British Airways catering.
  • The lack of effectiveness of this group was illustrated in 1959 when it failed to prevent a Federal law that outlawed secondary picketing.
  • Coal had been stockpiled, secondary picketing restricted and police had received special riot training.

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Syllabification: sec·ond·ar·y pick·et·ing

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