sickout


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sick·out

 (sĭk′out′)
n.
An organized job action in which employees absent themselves from work on the pretext of illness.

sick•out

(ˈsɪkˌaʊt)

n.
an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness.
[1950–55]
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Spain s development minister, Jose Blanco, went as far as to accuse of the union of air-traffic controllers of staging a sickout to pressure the government to negotiate a new collective-bargaining agreement with AENA.
Jet Airways sought court relief yesterday from a continued sickout by nearly half its pilot workforce that has caused about half its flight schedule to be canceled since Monday night.
Another New York Catholic school teacher union, the Federation of Catholic Teachers, staged a sickout April 3 at 10 schools and accused the archdiocese of unfair labor practices.