Meaning of “strike action” in the English Dictionary


"strike action" in Business English

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strike actionnoun [ U ]


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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)