strike prone

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An industry or a group of workers are strike prone when they display a high propensity to engage in industrial action. Strike proneness can be measured in a number of different ways, including the number of strikes, the number of working days lost through strike action, and the number of workers involved and number of working days lost per thousand workers employed. UK industries that have traditionally been strike prone include car manufacture, docks, mining, shipbuilding, and steel. Today, the most strike-prone groups of workers are found in the public services and include schoolteachers, civil servants, and local authority administrators.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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