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Definitions of lockout

when an employer stops work, closes a company or fires all employees due to a disagreement about the conditions of employment

The management of a car plant ended the lockout despite failed talks with striking workers.

when employees refuse to work because the employer does not follow an expired employment contract while a new contract is being negotiated

If the strike or lockout is in an essential service, then the union or employer is bound to give the required notice under sections 90 and 91 of any intended strike or lockout.