sit-down strike


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sit-down strike

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a strike in which workers refuse to leave their place of employment until a settlement is reached

sit′-down` strike`


n.
a strike during which workers occupy their place of employment and refuse to work until the strike is settled.
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Noun1.sit-down strike - a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
strike, work stoppage - a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions; "the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled"
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Public school teachers from various schools division in the National Capital Region (NCR) such as those from Valenzuela, Quezon City, Manila, Pasig, and Malabon - among others - joined the sit-down strike for salary increase.
Sit down strike staff go back to work Some 400 staff in the closing section of the Lotus shoe factory who started a sit-down strike were back at work this morning.
On Monday, what was supposed to be a sit-down strike by the Ghana National Petroleum Tanker Drivers Union (GNPTDU) turned chaotic, when a personnel of National Security at the Tema Oil Refinery reportedly pulled a gun on the peaceful demonstrators.
He said they were open to 'escalating' their protests to work stoppage or a sit-down strike if their demand for a salary raise would not be included in the national budget.
In a now-famous moment, Wolfgang instigated a pink-collar sit-down strike in the Woolworth's department store on Woodward Avenue.
This followed Al-Sadr and hundreds of his supporters entry to the Green Zone to stage a sit-down strike against the government and pressure it to implement reforms.
The most tumultuous of these was the General Motors sit-down strike at Flint, Michigan in February 1937.
Bakers in the Gambia town of Brikama, West Coast Region, embarked on a sit-down strike after public health authorities at the Brikama Health Centre ordered them to improve on their hygiene, PANA reported from here.
To note, participants in the action held a sit-down strike in front of the government building.
On October 10, a group of 36 lawmakers from the state declared a two-week sit-down strike against the state government claiming that the state assembly speaker has undermined the state constitutional mandate over his friendship with the governor.
And then there is the most effective movement tactic of all, the sit-down strike. The reason that the sit-down strike is such an effective tactic is also the reason that it has been outlawed countless times.
When the pitch increased between 18th and 19th, my Gumby-esque legs went on a sit-down strike. I reached for something extra, something deeper, something that so many athletes at the Olympic Trials seem to find.