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Is the propensity of a trade union or group of workers to engage in strike action and other forms of industrial action. A militant orientation on the part of a union is often counterposed to union moderation or ‘partnership’. Militancy is one of the key indicators used in definitions of ‘union character’. Militancy can also refer to the act of striking. Although usually applied to labour organizations, the term militancy can also be used to describe the behaviour of employers, particularly when they engage in union-busting or seek confrontation with their workforce.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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