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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Labour relations, unions
strikebreakerstrike‧break‧er /ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  BELSTOP WORKING/GO ON STRIKEsomeone who continues working during a strike – used to show disapproval blackleg, scab(2)
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strikebreakerIn January and February 1985 it collapsed amidst tremendous local recriminations, directed primarily and almost entirely at strikebreakers.It might also start by attempts to prevent the transportation of strikebreakers or goods, and a clash would follow police intervention.Strikers attacked the strikebreakers sent in to replace them.Since they are more easily replaced, the employer is more likely to use strikebreakers against them.
From Longman Business Dictionarystrikebreakerstrike‧break‧er /ˈstraɪkˌbreɪkə-ər/ noun [countable]HUMAN RESOURCES someone who is paid to do the work of a worker who is on strikeDuring the strike, the management successfully employed strikebreakers. see also blacklegstrikebreaking noun [uncountable]Limits on strikebreaking by employers are a top priority for unions.
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