wildcat strike


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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"
Translations

wildcat strike

nsciopero (a gatto) selvaggio
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Yesterday airport workers at JKIA went on a wildcat strike. The Kenya Aviation Workers Union issued a strike call on February 27 but the Labour court issued an injunction against it on March 5.
The court found that airline staff taking part in a spontaneous unofficial wildcat strike is not an extraordinary circumstance - so passengers can claim compensation for flight delays.
Several cases were brought to the EU's Court of Justice after German airline TUIfly said a 2016 wildcat strike -- one not formally initiated by a trade union -- was an extraordinary event, and so it was not liable to compensate for delays.
Summary: India's struggling flagship carrier Air Indian on Monday cancelled 16 international flights as hundreds of pilots stayed away from work during a wildcat strike that has lasted one week.
The chaos began on Friday when the wildcat strike began in a row with the government over working conditions and pay.
Summary: Spanish airspace has reopened and flights have taken off following a wildcat strike by air traffic controllers.
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A DISPUTE over jobs at an oil refinery escalated yesterday when thousands of workers took wildcat strike action and sacked construction employees burned their dismissal notices in an act of defiance against French oil giant Total.
HUNDREDS of construction workers who walked out on the site of a pounds 250m Teesside development may continue their wildcat strike on Monday.
One would expect these people to be culturally and politically conservative, yet they voted for the New Deal, participated in a general strike for union recognition in 1937, and fought the company so insistently in the mid-40s that Fine titles one section "the Long Wildcat Strike, 1943-1947." She even presents evidence that at least a few Reo workers flirted with the Wobblies during the wildcat era.
"Iberia is to launch an internal probe to ascertain responsibility for the wildcat strike on Friday which took place with no advance warning, and led to the invasion of the landing field of Barcelona's airport, as well as damage to equipment," it said.