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strike actionnoun [U]

uk   us   HR, WORKPLACE
a ​situation in which a ​group of ​workersrefuse to ​work because they are not satisfied with their ​pay, ​workingconditions, etc.: White-collar ​workers are expected to announce ​strikeaction today after a ​breakdown in ​talks to ​resolve a ​paydispute. The ​opening of the new ​terminal went smoothly yesterday despite strikeaction byrailwayunions. In the ​ballot, 63% voted in favour of ​strikeaction.threaten/take/call off strike action Seniorexecutives backtracked on ​plans to ​suspendbonuses after ​unions threatened ​strikeaction.vote for/ballot for/consider strike action Cabin ​crews will ​ballot for ​strikeaction tomorrow.strike action over/against sth Workers at the hospital have ​entered their second day of ​strikeaction over ​pay.
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