THE CONVERSATION: Strikes: how do they work?

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Period22 Nov 2022

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  • TitleStrikes: how do they work?
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionThe UK has seen an autumn of strikes. Workers on the railways, at London Underground and at Royal Mail have been among those taking action. This looks set to continue through the winter, with doctors, nurses, teachers and university staff planning strike action.

    Workers who opt into a strike collectively decide to refuse to do their jobs in an attempt to gain concessions from their employer. Industrial action can also include action short of a strike, such as refusing to work overtime.
    PersonsHolly Smith


  • industrial action
  • strikes
  • unions