Walkout


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Walkout

The act in which all the employees of a company leave the workplace and refuse to work any longer that day. A walkout is a type of protest for better wages, benefits or other demands. It may be sustained (and therefore part of a strike) or it may be a one-off event.
References in periodicals archive ?
Last Friday, the union opened its strike with an eight-hour walkout in Frankfurt and warned of more to come if Lufthansa did not give ground, union has given only a few hours' notice of where and when it plans to strike.
Interacting with media here, lawmaker and Congress leader, Deepender Singh Hooda, said, "Its really unfortunate that the members of the BJP actually staged a walkout, and once they walked out of the JPC, they went to the media, which is against the code of ethics of the JPC.
Currently, the company is attempting to engage in more talks with the rail union in hopes of avoiding the walkout.
NUT members in London also staged a one-day walkout last month.
The walkout is one event in a week of action designed to show that high tuition fees, hidden course costs and a lack of bursaries are pricing students out of education.
The latest walkout began on Sunday at 2000 GMT and is due to run until 0400 GMT on Thursday.
Three days ago, workers at the LCD maker's module factory in Nanjing, mainland China, staged a walkout to protest what they said the South Korean employer had treated them unfairly in year-end bonus payment.
Union leaders accused them of trying to intimidate workers and warned the 24-hour walkout could be the just the start.
A walkout is now set to take place on June 30, affecting millions of children at thousands of schools in England and Wales.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson hit out at the strikers Monday, saying the walkout was a political attack as it coincided with the annual conference of the Conservative party.
QUETTA, June 30 -- The Balochistan Cabinet on Tuesday staged walkout from the Provincial Assembly in protest against alleged non-release of road projects funds.
Monday's decision stopped the planned lengthy walkout just hours before it was due to begin.