Origin of strike pay
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for strike pay
But they never give me no strike-pay—they laughed an' chucked me out.
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.
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
- money paid to strikers from the funds of a trade union