strike action Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “strike action” in the English Dictionary

"strike action" in Business English

See all translations

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.
(Definition of strike action from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of strike action?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

forage

to go from place to place searching, especially for food

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More