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lockout,

intentional closing up of a company, factory, or shop by an employer to prevent employees from working during a strike or labor dispute. The term lockout is sometimes confused with the term strikestrike,
concentrated work stoppage by a group of employees, the chief weapon of organized labor. A suspension of work on the employer's part is called a lockout. Strikes usually result from conflicts of interest between the employer, who seeks to reduce costs, and employees, who
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, since what employers will frequently designate as a strike will in turn be referred to by workers as a lockout. Lockouts have generally been regarded as legal by the courts, although in some cases they have been held unlawful if they violate the terms of a joint agreement.

Lockout

 

(Russian, lokaut), one of the forms of class struggle of the bourgeoisie against the working class.

In a lockout the capitalists close their enterprises and dismiss large numbers of workers in order to exert economic pressure on them. Through lockouts, entrepreneurs attempt to prevent a strike that is in preparation or suppress one that has already begun. While actively opposing strikes, bourgeois states set up no real obstacles to lockouts. True, certain legislative acts that limit or prevent strikes also limit or even prohibit lockouts. For example, in those countries where compulsory arbitration is established (in Australia and New Zealand), both strikes and lockouts with the set purpose of altering the labor conditions established by a court of arbitration organized by the state are generally prohibited. However, these restrictions and bans are purely formal in nature when applied to lockouts. One of the ways that the workers struggle against lockouts is to refuse when fired to leave the shut-down enterprise and instead to continue to work independently despite the lockout declared by the owners.

What does it mean when you dream about being locked out?

Losing one’s keys and being locked out in a dream can indicate fear of losing your position in life. If another person has locked the dreamer out, then control is an issue to be confronted and dealt with—in the dreamer’s career or personal life.

lockout

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(communications)
In a telephone circuit controlled by two voice-operated devices, the inability of one or both subscribers to get through, because of either excessive local circuit noise or continuous speech from one or both subscribers. Also known as receiver lockout system.
In mobile communications, an arrangement of control circuits whereby only one receiver can feed the system at one time to avoid distortion. Also known as receiver lockout system.
(computer science)
In computer communications, the inability of a remote terminal to achieve entry to a computer system until project programmer number, processing authority code, and password have been validated against computer-stored lists.
The precautions taken to ensure that two or more programs executing simultaneously in a computer system do not access the same data at the same time, make unauthorized changes in shared data, or otherwise interfere with each other.
Preventing the central processing unit of a computer from accessing storage because input/output operations are taking place.
Preventing input and output operations from taking place simultaneously.
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In order to facilitate conversations and mutual understanding between product marketers, antitrust lawyers and consumer policy makers, this article proposes a simplified categorization scheme so that product strategies and their impact on variety and consumer choice can be analyzed under three broad, intuitive, but not necessarily exclusively defined meta-categories: Lock-Outs, Lock-Ins, and Hold-Ups.
an award of damages was an appropriate and alternative remedy to an injunction, because the lock-out agreement did not give the buyer any right to purchase the land, ie the buyer did not have any special interest that needed to be protected.
Back are one-nil lock-outs, back is defensive solidity, back are opponents who can't cope with 4-5-1 even if they do utilise it themselves.
Any journalist involved in the 1979 newspaper lock-outs will confirm that, far from that, he faced accusations of being a "terrible Tory" for the way he ran his weekly newspaper during that strike.
Approximately 2,800 h security supervision, approximately 5 600 h security items, approximately 9 500 m fixed shut-off (attention: for the construction the first lock-outs are to be used already at 5.2.2019-9.2.2019 at night), signaling, approximately 2,736 hrs.
Back are one-nil lock-outs and back are opponents who can't cope with 4-5-1 even if they use it themselves.
The process is fraught with complications and potential walk-outs and lock-outs.
Instead of strikes or lock-outs, any collective bargaining disputes are resolved through "interest arbitration".
If passed, the legislation would require the current strike at Ontario's colleges to be terminated, and prevent any additional strikes or lock-outs arising from the dispute until a new collective agreement is signed.
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