What does "pay claim" mean?

NIk   Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:15 am GMT
Electricity workers have voted for industrial action in pursuit of a pay claim.
Does "pay claim" in this sentence mean "pay rise"?
Skippy   Sat Jun 09, 2007 7:21 am GMT
My understanding is that it does mean pay raise, but the reason they call it a "pay claim" is because they feel entitled to it.