strike pay

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Is paid by trade unions to their members during a strike or lockout. Some unions establish special funds for strike pay and may guarantee members in dispute a substantial proportion of their normal earnings. The aim is to strengthen support in the event of a strike and provide a credible threat of a prolonged stoppage to the employer. In other cases, however, the union may lack the resources to make all but a token payment. Despite this fact, under UK law it is assumed that strikers receive strike pay and an amount is deducted from social security benefits made to strikers' dependants.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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