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Strike pay

Strike pay

is the name of payments made by a trade union to workers who are on strike as help in meeting their basic needs while on strike, often out of a special reserve known as a strike fund. Union workers reason that the availability of strike pay increases their leverage at the bargaining table and actually decreases the probability of a strike, since the employers are aware that their employees have this financial resource available to them if they choose to strike.[1]

Contents

  • Strike fund 1
  • Sources 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Strike fund

A strike fund is a reserve set up by a union ahead of time (through special assessments or from general funds) and used to provide strike pay or for other strike-related activities.

Sources

  • European Employment and Industrial Relations Glossaries Online

References

  1. ^ "The Value of a Strike Fund" Association of Flight Attendants-CWA website; access date September 22, 2011

External links

  • Legamus audiorecording of "Strike-Pay" by D. H. Lawrence read by Martin Geeson.


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