general strike

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general strike

(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

gen′eral strike′

a mass strike in all or many trades and industries in a section or in all parts of a country.
[1800–10, Amer.]

General Strike

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.

general strike

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On the pitch, Chopra and Bothroyd proved one of the best and most popular strike partnerships in the club's history.
The 27-year-old South African, who scored over 1,000 runs and took more than 60 wickets for Prestatyn in 2007, has been playing in the Sussex Premier League and Surrey County League since leaving the seasiders, and succeeds popular strike bowler Debasis Mohanty.
Next most popular strike survival strategy was to play videogames, as 24% of auds did.
You could tell what a popular strike it was," said Money.
Remembering their popular strike partnership at Town, Boothy said: "It was amazing how well me and Ronnie gelled.
It was a rare telly appearance for the once popular Strike It Lucky presenter.