sickout

n. organized absence from work in which all employees spend the day at home under the pretense of being ill (used as an informal labor strike)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • sickout — sick‧out [ˈsɪkaʊt] noun [countable] HUMAN RESOURCES an occasion when employees protest against something by taking sick leave (= not working because they say they are ill) when they are not really ill: • American Airlines pilots are staging a… …   Financial and business terms

  • sickout — ☆ sickout [sik′out΄ ] n. a joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; esp., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike …   English World dictionary

  • sickout — /sik owt /, n. an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness, as to avoid the legal problems or antistrike clauses that would be invoked in the case of a formal strike. [1950 55; prob. SICK1 + (WALK)OUT] * * * …   Universalium

  • sickout — noun A labor action where employees refuse to work claiming they are sick …   Wiktionary

  • sickout — sick•out [[t]ˈsɪkˌaʊt[/t]] n. cvb an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • sickout —  When workers by pre arrangement CALL IN SICK (a form of union protest) …   American business jargon

  • sickout — HR a form of protest by a group of employees who attempt to achieve their demands by absenting themselves from work on the grounds of ill health (slang) …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • sickout — /sik owt /, n. an organized absence from work by employees on the pretext of sickness, as to avoid the legal problems or antistrike clauses that would be invoked in the case of a formal strike. [1950 55; prob. SICK1 + (WALK)OUT] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strike action — Female tailors on strike. New York City, February, 1910 …   Wikipedia

  • Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (1968) — For the active PATCO labor unions or disambiguation, see PATCO (disambiguation). PATCO Full name Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Founded 1968 Date dissolved 1981 …   Wikipedia

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