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.
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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
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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]
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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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In addition to direct effects on establishments whose workers are on strike, other establishments may experience secondary strike effects.
The first legislation in 1980 banned secondary picketing but not secondary strike action.
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In a motion tabled for the TUC Congress next month, the union, led by left-winger Bob Crow, has described the "lack of progress" in repealing anti-union legislation including secondary strike bans as "completely unacceptable".
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