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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a strike by all or most of the workers of a country, province, city, etc, esp (caps.) such a strike that took place in Britain in 1926
a mass strike in all or many trades and industries in a section or in all parts of a country.
1926, a week-long 3-million strong strike by most sectors of British labor, triggered by private coal-mine owners attempting to cut pay rates and increase the working day. Essential services during the strike were run by volunteers, including students.