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English definition of “sickout”

sickout

noun (also sick-out)
 
 
/ˈsɪkaʊt/ HR, WORKPLACE
an occasion when a group of workers organize to show their anger with a company by saying they are sick and not coming to work: The pilot's union organized an 11-day sickout.
(Definition of sickout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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