Meaning of “general strike” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “general strike” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"general strike" in Business English

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general strikenoun [ C ]


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.

(Definition of “general strike” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)