wildcat strike

(redirected from Wildcat strikes)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial.

wildcat strike

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a strike begun by workers spontaneously or without union approval
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

wild′cat strike′


n.
a labor strike that has not been called or sanctioned by the officials of the union.
[1940–45, Amer.]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Translations

wildcat strike

nsciopero (a gatto) selvaggio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in periodicals archive ?
GMB bosses, meanwhile, revealed they had received a legal warning from council chiefs on Tuesday after staff staged wildcat strikes.
A NEW European Court of Justice ruling puts a fresh twist on flight delay/ cancellation compensation caused by wildcat strikes.
Airlines have to pay compensation to passengers for delays caused by wildcat strikes that result from management decisions, the European Union's top court said on Tuesday.
ANORTH East MP last night warned of "wildcat strikes" if the Government succeeds in pushing through new reforms on industrial action.
Curing wildcat strikes IF, as is generally accepted, the unofficial striker is the bane of industrial relations and the cause of most of the present problems in industry, surely there is a very simple remedy.
The Port of Oakland, which has been besieged by anarchists, arbitrarily taxed by city government, and held hostage by dockside labor during wildcat strikes, now faces a new challenge: San Francisco Bay bar pilots demand more money.
Hanoi, Safar 18, 1433, Jan 12, 2012, SPA -- Vietnam reported a record number of wildcat strikes last year because of demands for salary hikes prompted by soaring inflation, dpa quoted authorities as saying Thursday.
Bouchamaoui said she had laid emphasis, during this talk, on the need to "end the wave of wildcat strikes and sit-ins that had taken place across all the regions of the country and forced many foreign companies to shut down." Mrs.
WILDCAT strikes broke out at a Liverpool Royal Mail depots today after six postal workers were sacked.
WILDCAT STRIKES: Morrison says Wakefield are one of the heartland clubs and deserve to stay in
In our article on 16 October 2009 we reported a public protest was organised by Unite in Birmingham City Centre in respect of 54 workers from the 2 Sisters Food Group Ltd who had been dismissed following wildcat strikes over alleged racial abuse.
WORKERS voted yesterday to end the bitter oil dispute that led to wildcat strikes across the UK.