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English definition of “strike action”

strike action

noun [U] HR, WORKPLACE
a situation in which a group of workers refuse to work because they are not satisfied with their pay, working conditions, etc.: White-collar workers are expected to announce strike action today after a breakdown in talks to resolve a pay dispute. The opening of the new terminal went smoothly yesterday despite strike action by railway unions. In the ballot, 63% voted in favour of strike action.threaten/take/call off strike action Senior executives backtracked on plans to suspend bonuses after unions threatened strike action.vote for/ballot for/consider strike action Cabin crews will ballot for strike action tomorrow.strike action over/against sth Workers at the hospital have entered their second day of strike action over pay.
(Definition of strike action noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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