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 NMA also directed that its members working with the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Lokoja, should embark on sympathy strike on the first three days of every month.
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.
Thousands of workers across Britain - including those at Aberthaw in the Vale of Glamorgan and at the South Hook LNG terminal near Milford Haven - took sympathy strike action in support of the Lindsey workers.
Thousands of workers across Britain took sympathy strike action in support of the Lindsey workers at up to 15 sites.
Contract workers at a number of sites, including a gas terminal at Milford Haven in West Wales, took sympathy strike action.
The conflict led to a sympathy strike by British Airways ground crew at Heathrow, leading to cancelled flights, The Associated Press reported.
Nearly 700 people were sacked by the firm after taking industrial action last week, sparking a sympathy strike by British Airways staff which caused chaos for thousands of passengers.
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It includes an 11% raise spread out over the length of the contract, with increases in employee contributions to health coverage and the removal of the Guild's sympathy strike protection.
The hospital involved in this California case was surprised to learn that it had no right to bar a sympathy strike.
On Tuesday, the Korea Confederation of Trade Unions, the country's second largest union umbrella group, said about 100,000 members began a sympathy strike at around 100 workplaces that lasted about four hours.