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blackleg

a worker who reports for work normally whilst the majority of his or her colleagues are on STRIKE.
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Meanwhile, some blacklegs yesterday defied the strike ordered by the union and started normal academic activities.
No beer, though, in Abercynon where, the Echo reported, barmaids refused to serve blacklegs. And there was that word again: blackleg.
No other industry could call on so many blacklegs to shaft their comrades.
Memories of the Welsh working class are tapped so that emotions run higher and higher as the unrest grows, worker fighting worker as blacklegs and scabs break the strike, and owners demand more of those in work.
Febuary 8, 1971: Striking postal pickets clashed with a Securicor team outside the Northumberland Street Post Office, accusing them of being 'blacklegs', strike-breakers.
Down with the blacklegs, all workers unite!") Same Difference, the brother-and-sister group who have no problem singing love songs to each other, are up next, but they seem to struggle with the subtleties of Bob Dylan's The Times They Are a-Changin'.
She said: "Tilly lives here with my two male tortoises Toby and Blacklegs and they all get on very well.
BBC chiefs should call their bluff and bring in blacklegs. I fancy Bobby George running the Vic, Dee Ivens in the laundrette and Lloydy the comedy street trader giving it loads of old fanny in the market.