Strike Vote

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Strike Vote

A referendum by union members deciding whether or not to go on strike, which is a form of protest in which employees do not come to work. An affirmative strike vote authorizes union leadership to give strike notice and to take other steps necessary for the strike to occur. A strike vote is always on a secret ballot.
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As I said in my last letter, it is the Conservative government that has done that, for strike votes.
Norwood Jewell, vice president of the UAW Chrysler department, stated that strike votes have been completed at all the automaker's locals.
If they cared about that, they'd allow unions to hold strike votes online, through laptops or mobile phones.
The result of the two ballots will be known in mid-November, by which time other unions representing over a million teachers, head teachers, NHS and local government workers, will have announced the outcome of strike votes by their members.
The news followed huge strike votes yesterday by members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) over pensions.
The news followed huge strike votes yesterday by members of the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers over pensions.
Strike votes against Vons and Ralphs are being discussed, Icaza said, but none have been scheduled.
While none of us wants a work stoppage, the unions' recent strike authorization and threats of future strike votes must be taken seriously.
A spokesman for Bradford-based Morrisons said the company would meet union officials to discuss the strike votes.
The strike votes affect over 2,600 workers at six properties: Hyatt
A spokeswoman for Morrisons said the strike votes affected three of its distribution centres, adding: "We have 12 other sites operated by third parties and represented by other trade unions not involved in these ballots.
The transport union, Unison, Amicus and Ucatt said strike votes were between seven and eight to one.