stoppage stop‧page [ˈstɒpɪdʒ ǁ ˈstɑːp-] noun
1. [countable] a situation in which workers stop working for a short time as a protest:

• The stoppage was called (= organized ) to protest against the cancellation of wage agreements.

2. [countable, uncountable] the act of stopping something from moving or happening:

• complete stoppages of production

3. stoppages [plural] ACCOUNTING TAX FINANCE money from your wages that your employer keeps in order to pay your tax, for your pension etc; =DEDUCTIONS:

• I earn £200 a week before stoppages.

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stoppage UK US /ˈstɒpɪdʒ/ noun [C] HR, WORKPLACE
an occasion when employees stop working because of a disagreement with management about pay, holidays, etc.: a one-day/24-hour, etc. stoppage »

The tube drivers' two-day stoppage did not cause the travel chaos that was feared.

call/organize/stage a stoppage »

The Communication Workers Union called a one-day stoppage following the breakdown of talks over pay.


The company's performance was affected by work stoppages at several North American manufacturers.


begin/join a stoppage


production stoppages

stoppages — Cf. stoppages

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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