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Synonyms for blackleg

someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike

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take the place of work of someone on strike

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Beasley, aware that to call a man a blackleg was a form of intimidation not permitted by law, no doubt chuckled as he filed the notice away for future use.
They were a curious mixture of humanity, these blacklegs.
We met some real miners at Big Pit and they still talk about the blacklegs.
Take one example: "Since strikes spilled into the neighborhood, where mill owners recruited blacklegs and strikes mobilized pickets, money lenders extended or withdrew their credit and landlords demanded or waived their rents, the momentum of industrial action continuously forged and reconstituted the political traditions of Girangoan [mill district]" (173).
It is, however, interesting in that it illustrates the violent hatred felt by the union men towards the blacklegs.
On November 7 the miners fond that Leonard Llewellyn, manager of Llwynypia's Glamorgan Colliery, was using blacklegs to keep the pumps working.
The only blacklegs were workers at Brook Motors' Empress Works.
There was one area in which 30s Wales was no different from today - the opinions of miners about strikes, picket lines and blacklegs.
I could be back in 1983/84; the same rhetoric, the same excuses from the same right-wing politicians, the same bias from the BBC, the same conscience-salving reasons given from scabs and blacklegs.