General strike

General strike,

Definition of General strike:

  1. A strike of workers in all or most industries.

  2. Widespread withdrawal of labor from most or all industries, aimed at extracting concessions by paralyzing the economy of a country or region. General strikes are rare in developed countries, the last one being in 1926 in the UK in support of miners union. It lasted for nine days but failed in its achieving its objectives.

How to use General strike in a sentence?

  1. The stoppage was the second major general strike to be held recently to protest the changes.

Meaning of General strike & General strike Definition