08/03/17 Strikes and other Union Activity (Part 3)

Strikes and other Union Activity Part 3

Striker

Noun

A worker who is taking part in a strike.

Sympathy strike

Noun

An occasion when workers stop working as a protest to show their support for another group of workers who have gone on strike.

Walk out

To stop working as a way of protesting about something.

Walkout

Noun

A form of protest in which someone leaves a place, or a group of workers stop working and leave the building.

Wildcat strike

Noun

A lightning strike.

Work-to-rule

Noun

A situation in which workers protest by doing only the exact work that their contract says they must do.

Strikebreaking

Noun

Break a strike

To end a situation in which workers have been on strike.

Break a strike

To start working again when you have been on strike.

Down tools

To stop working, especially as a protest.

Withdraw (your) labour

To refuse to work because of a disagreement about working hours, pay etc.

Work to rule

To do only what the rules at work say you must do and nothing more, as a form of protest.

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