go on strike:to stop working to protest something
Garbage Fills The Streets Of Paris As Workers Strike
Thousands of people are protesting across France against President Macron’s decision to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64. In Paris, garbage collectors have been on strike since March 15th. The streets of the beautiful City of Light are filled with mountains of garbage. Despite the mess, many people support the strike and understand the garbage collectors’ anger. One Parisian said, “Garbage is a good way to protest. It has a big impact.” Some protests have grown violent as garbage has been set on fire and police clash with protestors.
1. The factory workers decided to go on strike because they wanted better wages.
2. Teachers went on strike to demand smaller class sizes and more resources.
3. The bus drivers went on strike, causing a transportation crisis in the city.