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lightning strike

noun [C]
 
 
UK HR
a situation where employees stop work suddenly and without warning because of a disagreement with their employer about job conditions, job losses, pay, etc.: Union representatives called a lightning strike over a deadlock with the railway. →  Compare wildcat strike
Translations of “lightning strike”
in Chinese (Traditional) “野貓”式罷工,閃電式罷工…
in Chinese (Simplified) “野猫”式罢工,闪电式罢工…
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