Wildcat or official strike action?
A discussion of the relative merits of official strike action or unsanctioned wildcat action
Date Written: 13/11/2006
Year Published: 2006
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16344
The best-known form of direct action is the strike, in which workers simply walk off their jobs and refuse to produce profits for the boss until they get what they want. This is the preferred tactic of bureaucratic unions but is one of the least effective ways of confronting the boss.