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strike pay

Origin of strike pay
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But they never give me no strike-pay—they laughed an' chucked me out.

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • And when two o' the blokes was took up, they said I'd get strike-pay again if I didn't identify 'em; so I didn't.

    Tales of Mean Streets Arthur Morrison
  • A few were always absent, and those who had a good excuse had to establish it in order to draw their strike-pay.

    Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
British Dictionary definitions for strike-pay

strike pay

money paid to strikers from the funds of a trade union
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