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Last Updated: Monday May 23 2005 12:55 GMT

Wildcat strikes

These are sudden unofficial strikes. They are not organised by a trade union, but union members might be involved.

Wildcat action can start because of what seems to be a small problem, like the length of a tea break or the treatment of one worker.

They might start small but if workers are angry with their bosses the strikes can spread fast and cause a lot of problems.

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