1 a period of time during which people refuse to work, as a protest about pay or conditions at work
strike by: A strike by public transportation workers was launched on August 12th.
strike over: a 15-day strike over pay and poor safety conditions
be (out) on strike: Workers have been out on strike since Friday.
call a strike (=ask people to start it): The two main unions had called the strike.
a teachers’/workers’/drivers’ etc. strike: schools closed by a teachers’ strike
a train/dock strike: A train strike has crippled the city.
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