The exclusion of employees by their employer from their place of work until certain terms are agreed to: the union took strike action and management responded with a lockout
More example sentences
- The company claims the wage rise is totally unacceptable and has refused to lift the lockout until the union ends all industrial action.
- Management offered to lift the lockout if employees accept a proposal allowing the company to cut jobs and working conditions.
- Union leaders said they expected the lockout and blamed the employers for inflaming already tense negotiations.
Words that rhyme with lockoutknockout
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: lock|out
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.