A form of strike action used particularly by trade unions in Germany. A pin-point strike involves the withdrawal of labour in key supplier firms with the objective of disrupting economic activity across an entire sector. It can be a cost-effective form of action for trade unions because strike pay is paid only to a minority of workers whilst others who are laid off may be entitled to social security payments. For this reason the German government amended the Work Promotion Act in 1986 to end the entitlement to unemployment and short-time working benefit for employees indirectly affected by strike action.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.