See also: work to rule
- work to rule (noun)
- Of or pertaining to a labor protest in which employees do only the minimum work required by the rules of a workplace, following safety or other regulations to the letter in order to cause a slowdown.
2008 June 11, “EL doctors threaten ‘work to rule’ action”, in Dispatch Online, South Africa, retrieved 26 June 2008:
- Disgruntled by chronic staff shortages, doctors threatened a “work-to-rule” action at the East London Hospital Complex by the end of this week.
- Such a labor protest.
- A work-to-rule job action is a less severe form of labor protest than a strike, in which employees refuse to do any work.
labor protest in which the minimum work is carried out