selective strike

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A strike that involves only a proportion of the union members involved in an industrial dispute and therefore reduces the cost of industrial action to the union. Selective strikes typically rely on groups of workers in particular workplaces or occupations who are well organized and who can have a significant disruptive effect on the employer's business. Less well-organized and less militant groups of union members are thereby sheltered from the demands of taking industrial action. [See pin-point strike.]

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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