Meaning of “wildcat strike” in the English Dictionary

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(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 ]


a situation in which workers suddenly refuse to work because they do not agree with a decision made by their employer about pay, working conditions, etc. Wildcat strikes are not always supported by the trade unions:

The wildcat strike by baggage-handlers caused a lot of disruption for air travellers.

(Definition of “wildcat strike” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)