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English definition of “general strike”

general strike

noun [C]     HR, WORKPLACE
an occasion when many workers in a country, different industries, etc. strike (= refuse to work because they want more pay, etc.): Unions have called a general strike, which is expected to stop all public services for a day. The company has not had a general strike - nationwide strike - in over 40 years.
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