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wildcat strike

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a strike begun by workers spontaneously or without union approval

wild′cat strike′


n.
a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union.
[1940–45, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wildcat strike - a strike undertaken by workers without approval from the officials of their union
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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wildcat strike

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THE dispute by contract workers which has led to wildcat strikes at power stations and refineries across the country is set to come to an end today after a deal was agreed to resolve the row over jobs.
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WILDCAT strikes over jobs continued to spread across Britain today as thousands of workers staged a protest against the sacking of contract staff at an oil refinery.
However, hopes of a breakthrough in the bitter jobs dispute were dashed, when planned crisis talks failed to go ahead, despite a series of wildcat strikes breaking out across the country.