wildcat strike Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wildcat strike" in British English

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wildcat strikenoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌwaɪld.kætˈstraɪk/ (UK also lightning strike)
a ​sudden strike (= ​act of ​refusing to ​work as a ​protest) without any ​warning by the ​workers and often without the ​officialsupport of the unions
(Definition of wildcat strike from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wildcat strike" in Business English

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wildcat strikenoun [C]

uk   us   HR, WORKPLACE
a ​situation in which ​workers suddenly ​refuse to ​work because they do not ​agree with a decision made by their ​employer about ​pay, ​workingconditions, etc. Wildcat ​strikes are not always ​supported by the ​tradeunions: The ​wildcatstrike by baggage-handlers caused a lot of ​disruption for ​airtravellers.
(Definition of wildcat strike from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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