Sickout meaning

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The definition of a sickout is a group of people falsely calling in sick to work on the same day in order to force something to happen.

An example of a sickout is a group of twenty nurses saying they're missing work because of the flu when they're hoping to get better medical insurance from the hospital.

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An organized job action in which employees absent themselves from work on the pretext of illness.
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A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike.
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A labor action where employees refuse to work claiming they are sick.
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