sympathy strike


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sympathy strike

n.
A strike by a body of workers for the purpose of supporting a cause or another group of strikers.

sympathy strike

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a strike organized in support of another section of workers or a cause and not because of direct grievances. Also called: sympathetic strike

sym′pathy strike`


n.
a strike by workers who have no grievance but wish to show solidarity with another group of striking or locked-out workers.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sympathy strike - a strike in support of other workers who are on strike; a strike not resulting from direct grievances against the workers' employer
strike, work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
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The Finnish Aviation Union had threatened a sympathy strike over a dispute involving 400 workers at Finnair's catering service LSG Sky Chefs, though the union itself had already signed a new collective agreement with the airline.
Additionally, some of the public hospital system's nearly 3,400 pharmacists, psychologists, social workers, lab scientists and occupational therapists have also vowed to join the walk-out at the five medical facilities in cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Davis and Irvine on Tuesday as a one-day sympathy strike.
Longshoremen, in particular, had favoured a sympathy strike from the outset but were restrained from acting until the committee dissolved.
Despite an industrial dispute at its caterer Gate Gourmet which spilled over into a sympathy strike by BA staff last month, Mr Walsh said there were no plans to cut catering from any BA services.
Switching from politics to industrial relations, Mitchell's two essays on the 1919 sympathy strike and the 1922 teachers' conflict underline the depth, breadth, and resonance of class conflict in the small Prairie city.
The threat of sympathy strike action by SAS cabin staff will now be withdrawn, according to the Cabin Attendants Union.
This provision prohibits a strike, sympathy strike, work stoppage or slowdown by the union or its members.
The strike may also lead to a sympathy strike among the cabin staff of SAS, which could be launched with one week's notice.
The agreement covers about 900 pilots who did not join in their union's sympathy strike in support of the Machinists union against the carrier or who returned to work before the strike ended.
Zero-Tolerance for Disruptions - As an extra measure of protection against event interruption, the agreement prohibits even the threat of work stoppage or a sympathy strike.
SAS Commuter is a unit of Scandinavian Airlines System (SAS) and the CAU indicated that a sympathy strike by SAS cabin staff could also be called with seven-day advance warning.