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strike

noun [C] (STOP WORK)    /straɪk/
B2 a period of time when workers refuse to work because of an argument with an employer about working conditions , pay levels , or job losses : After last year's long and bitter strike, few people want further industrial action . Most of the workers have ignored their union's call for strike action . Some miners were calling for a nationwide strike in support of 20 colleagues who'd been fired . They have voted to stage lightning (= sudden and short ) strikes in pursuit of their demands . We've voted to stage a series of one-day strikes. A wave of strikes swept the country . The result of the strike ballot will be known tomorrow morning .Industrial action on strike (UK also out on strike) taking part in a strike: The city's bus drivers have been on strike for three weeks .Industrial action go on strike to start to strike: All 2,500 employees went on strike in protest at the decision to close the factory .Industrial action
(Definition of strike noun (STOP WORK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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