- 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 lockoutMore 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.
More definitions of lockoutDefinition of lockout in:
- The US English dictionary