A demand for an increase in pay, especially one made by a trade union: they stepped up industrial action in support of their pay claim
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- Just as exciting was the magnificent 12,000-strong demonstration by firefighters in support of their national pay claim.
- Local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland voted to strike in support of a six-per-cent pay claim.
- Some members of the other four unions involved in the joint pay claim also refused to cross picket lines.