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.
In view of this, we hereby declare an indefinite sit down strike, having followed the requirement of the labour laws.
Starting with the Great Upheaval of 1877, when working class communities rose up against railway tycoons and shook the ruling order, through the sit down strikes in the rubber and automobile industries, which signalled the emergence of the Congress of Industrial Organisations and the legitimisation of workers' collective bargaining rights, Strike!