Definition of strike pay in English:

strike pay


mass noun
  • Money paid to strikers by their trade union.

    • ‘Morris refused to make the strike official, award strike pay or call solidarity action.’
    • ‘Suddenly strike pay was withdrawn from TGWU members taking selective action.’
    • ‘They had not only agreed to back the strike on a nearly unanimous vote, they had also agreed to continue paying strike pay.’
    • ‘But beyond strike pay and food donations, the strikers have been left to fend for themselves by the New Jersey AFL-CIO.’
    • ‘Despite the fact that strikers have received their last paycheck and do not receive strike pay, spirits are still high.’
    • ‘The union refused to give out strike pay and made no effort to back the strikers with food or other forms of support.’
    • ‘Our pay is so low that when we start drawing strike pay it will represent a wage increase.’
    • ‘Then they would collect unemployment benefit as opposed to strike pay from the union.’
    • ‘The workers had no strike pay and had to rely on solidarity collections.’
    • ‘Aliant operators, technicians and clerical staff in the four Atlantic provinces have been living on $50 a day in strike pay since April 23.’
    • ‘The nursery nurses get £15 a day official strike pay.’
    • ‘His members are now on strike pay only, which ranges from 60 euro for part-time workers to 95 euro for those who were employed full-time.’
    • ‘Unfortunately, because this is a lockout, the workers are receiving no strike pay and it has been difficult for them to keep regular pickets going.’
    • ‘PCS members in London are now demanding that they are called out to join the selective action with strike pay within the next two weeks.’
    • ‘With strike pay at $100 per week, few bus drivers will be able to stay out indefinitely.’
    • ‘Guaranteeing minimum strike pay is vital to stepping up the action.’
    • ‘The journalists are getting strike pay, and are raising funds locally.’
    • ‘They held mass meetings to discuss the strike, keep everyone up to date, and sign up for strike pay.’
    • ‘A main reason for the 70 percent acceptance vote was the financial hardship faced by strikers, who received only $115 a week strike pay.’
    • ‘The caretakers are currently receiving £10 a week strike pay.’