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trade dispute

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Definition of trade dispute in English:


A dispute among workers or between employers and workers that is connected with the terms or conditions of employment.
Example sentences
  • And a trade dispute has erupted between Australia and the Philippines over mutual market access between the two countries.
  • In the late 1600s, France and England got into a trade dispute, ending with the British banning French wine.
  • And this is not the only trade dispute to affect public transport of late.

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