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English definition of “sympathy strike”

sympathy strike

noun [C]     HR, WORKPLACE
a situation where workers stop working to show their support for a group of workers who are on strike
(Definition of sympathy strike noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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