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blackleg in Labour relations, unions topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishblacklegblack‧leg /ˈblækleɡ/ noun [countable] British English  BELsomeone who continues to work when other workers are on strike – used to show disapproval
Examples from the Corpus
blacklegPicketing gave way to marches through factories, when workers would chase blacklegs and occasionally kidnap managers.Across the road in a secure compound are the buildings that house the mostly out-of-state blacklegs.The blackleg buses disappeared off the streets and other vehicles which had been beginning to return to the roads.