General Strike

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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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As for myself, I was convinced that the end of the general strike was near, and I was resolved to return to San Francisco.
And that was the end of the general strike. I never want to see another one.
Abdul-Hameed said in a statement to SUNA that the general strikes and civil obedience the change forces call for was a double-edged sword , adding that the national umma party has announced rejection to adoption of general strike, which ,it said, should be carried out under specific circumstances.
For his part, Monem Amira, Deputy Secretary-General of the UGTT in charge of the Civil Service said the agreement reached on the wage increase came after two general strikes and before the announcement of a third general strike on February 20 and 21 and is only a "restoration" of their purchasing power.
Now here's a fact, we have only had one general strike in the UK, that was in the 1920s, there was never any general strikes in the 60s or 70s.
EDyRNE (CyHAN)- International transits have nearly come to halt when workers in Greek customs went on general strikes.
General strikes swept through a host of European countries on November 14 as trade unions led a coordinated action against austerity measures
The remarks released by the office of Ali al-Alaak, cabinet secretary general, came as protests blocking a key highway linking Iraq to Syria and Jordan entered a ninth day and authorities north of Baghdad declared general strikes. The protests were sparked by the arrest on December 20 of at least nine of FM Rafa al-Essawi's guards, and have spurred allegations that the Shiite-led government uses anti-terror legislation to target the Sunni minority.
TEACHERS last night called for general strikes in a row over pensions and funding cuts.
ITALY could be rocked by the same sort of general strikes that paralysed Greece if planned government cuts to bolster its economy go ahead, a major union warned last night.
Mr Epifani raised the possibility similar general strikes to Greece.
Vice president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) Pradeep Jung Pandey said he had not made any preparation for general strikes as industrial activities cannot take place during the strikes.