sit-down strike

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sit-down strike

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a strike in which workers refuse to leave their place of employment until a settlement is reached
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sit′-down` strike`


n.
a strike during which workers occupy their place of employment and refuse to work until the strike is settled.
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Noun1.sit-down strike - a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
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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References in periodicals archive ?
Police deployment to a Chinese construction site at Shai Hills on Friday locked out the workers who embarked on sit down strike action demanding to be unionised.
Sit down strike staff go back to work Some 400 staff in the closing section of the Lotus shoe factory who started a sit-down strike were back at work this morning.
Finish was speaking during a meeting organised in response to a letter from the education minister addressed to lecturers, who are in a third week of a sit down strike.