Sit-Down Strike

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Sit-Down Strike

A strike in which union members or, rarely, other employees, come to work but sit at their workstations and do not perform their duties. The purpose behind a sit-down strike is to make it difficult or impossible for the employer to hire replacement workers to replace the strikers. This is supposed to make the strike more effective. See also: Lock-out.
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On Friday, November 14, Valbuena said that they will stage a one-day sit down strike which aims to show they were "aghast" over PNoy's inaction in their demand to increase teachers' and employees' monthly basic pay from Php18,549 to Php25,000 and from Php9,000 to Php15,000 respectively.
ACT's members in the National Capital Region (NCR) will lead the one-day sit down strike in public elementary and high schools in the country.
The Haymarket Riot, Homestead Strike, Pullman Strike, Coeur d'Alene, Telluride, Wheatlands Hops, Ludlow Massacre, Steel Strike of 1919, and the sit down strikes of the 1930s plus many more testify to the obvious existence of profound social discontent.