wildcat strike


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Wildcat Strike

A strike that employees take in small or large groups without the authorization of union representatives. This may happen when the employees believe both the union and the employer are treating them unfairly. Wildcat strikes are illegal in the United States. See also: Winter of Discontent.

wildcat strike

see STRIKE.
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The court added that making a distinction between wildcat strikes and those organised by a trade union would make passenger compensation dependent on the rules in different EU countries, which could undermine air passenger rights.
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CRUCIAL talks aimed at resolving the bitter row over energy jobs will resume today amid more wildcat strikes across Britain.
Mr Straw said the devastation caused by a 12-hour wildcat strike last August left him with no alternative but to reintroduce the power.
In an attempt to alleviate tension after wildcat strike action Italy's government scheduled talks in Rome on Wednesday (1 February) between unions and the management of Alitalia SpA.
A wildcat strike that forced British Airways to cancel all flights at Heathrow Airport has wiped millions off the value of the company's shares and could cost the airline around pounds 10m a day.
The airline was affected by a wildcat strike last week that is estimated to have cost it millions of dollars.
Amid all the condemnation of this week's wildcat strike could I just say 'Thanks guys'.
Summary: Workers from several power stations and oil terminals across the UK have joined a wildcat strike by refinery staff.
A WILDCAT strike at Vauxhall in Ellesmere Port yesterday was prompted by fears of job losses at the motor manufacturer.
In Liverpool, the wildcat strike escalated from Wednesday's 10 sorting offices to 17 across Merseyside.