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General Strike

1. A strike in which all or most workers in a city or region stop working. A general strike is not limited to one company and generally extends beyond a single industry. It is intended to show solidarity between all workers and may be a statement against capitalism as a system. General strikes were most common in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

2. More generally, any large strike, even if confined to a single company.
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To remind, doctors of medicine and dentistry of the Herzegovina-Neretva Canton entered the general strike on Monday.
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uk When Britain headed into industrial turmoil THESE photographs were taken in 1926, the year of the General Strike.
The general strike will include all public administrations, ministries, governorates, public and private schools, and public technical and professional learning institutes.
We decided to suspend the general strike," Ahmed Chefai of the UGTT union's executive board for the town of Siliana told a crowd of around 100 people.
Confronted by the offensive by the Economic Committees and procrastination by the government, we will embark on escalatory steps starting from the general strike to an open strike [that could] stop studies in both private and public schools.
So there's no way to confirm whether the majority of students are on board with the general strike, but calls for it started on Feb.