Lessons learned!

Did you do our Festival lesson about strikes in your classroom? If so, we’d love to hear about any good discussions you had in the comments below.


For example, you could let us know your opinions for some of the key questions.

What did you learn about why people choose to strike? Is striking the best course of action? Why or why not?


You could also let us know about the skills you developed during the lesson.

For example, how confident were you at spotting when someone was trying to influence you in the negotiation game? What were they doing?

And why are there different perspectives on strikes?

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  • Through a classroom discussion the teacher told us that most strikes are about pay and better working conditions. Without the threat of strike action, corporation will be able to make bigger profits, while working conditions will get worse. Strike is part of their bargaining tool. Striking is sometimes their last legal option . I think that the employees can protest gradually, for example, first the majority of the employees should sign on a paper on which their demands are written. If there is no answer, so they can go into a strike for hours . If there is still no answer, so they can go into an opened strike until they have their rights.
    Do you agree with me?

    1. ❓I agree with you, but what if they were entered into open strikes and the rights of these workers were not obtained and they were not responded to? What about their ambitions that they aspired to?What about supporting their families? What about these workers if they were sick and need money in desperate need of treatment?

      1. Opened strike is the last option to take rights. The employers forced the employees to do that. By the way,if the strike is legal,so it will be paid, for example, the teachers are striking in West Bank these days and they are paid.

    2. I partly agree with you because strike is not the suitable solution for employers in Health Strip to get rights. Alot of patients wait their medical operation to recover,others need doctors' following daily,Cancer patients for example need their medicine twice a week.........and so on.So let's be realistic and think of another way to get rights.

      1. I completely agree with you, but please give other solutions.

    3. Yes, of course, I agree with you, because the strike is the last legal solution to meet the needs of the workers, for example, and most of the workers must agree to this strike, and their demands must be specific and known in order for the other party to meet them.

      1. I agree because... without the workers striking their demand will not be attended to so i agree with them to continue striking in order for their demands to be reacted to quickly by the government or the person in charge of the work

      2. I agree because the aim of the strike is to return the rights to the workers and apply to their needs.
        If it doesn't achieve their goals they can go in open strike until they get their increasing in the salary and the rights

    4. I agree with you, but emergency department in hospitals can't go on a strike.Our teacher told us that in the developing countries that respect their employees and respond their requirements as soon as they intend to go on a strike, but in our country, they don't.

      1. I agree with you, but if a worker in the emergency hospital was unhappy and believed they were not receiving the rights they deserved, it could cause bigger problems in the future. I believe this because they may decide to leave their job which would mean that rather than a short leave of work they could never come back, causing an even bigger amount of people that are left untreated.

        1. This is a very good point. There could be longer term consequences for pressures in some sectors.

        2. You raise a valid point about the potential consequences of healthcare workers leaving their jobs due to dissatisfaction with their working conditions. In addition to leaving patients untreated, it could also lead to staff shortages and further strain on the healthcare system.

          It is important for healthcare institutions to prioritize the well-being of their employees and address any concerns or grievances they may have. This can involve providing adequate compensation, benefits, and support, as well as creating a positive and supportive work environment.

          In cases where healthcare workers do decide to leave their jobs, efforts should be made to minimize the impact on patients and the healthcare system as a whole. This may involve recruiting new staff, providing temporary support, or redistributing workload to other healthcare workers.

          Ultimately, ensuring the well-being and job satisfaction of healthcare workers is crucial not just for their own sake, but also for the effective functioning of the healthcare system and the provision of quality care to patients.

    5. I am very happy because I see many people who agree with my views, and specifically in this way, and I would like to add something simple to your words, as I said earlier that a person will not feel satisfied with his work because in his work there is no basic matter, which is justice that is established by the presence of a good and just manager who does not differentiate between employees He gives everyone his right and does not sacrifice anyone's fatigue. Through this discussion, I have learned a lot from the students and found that I do not think differently from others, and I see that you or the other students speak in a wonderful political way that the great politicians did not think

  • Strike: It is when workers refuse to work as a form of protest. Strikes occur in many countries such as Australia, France and the United States of America. Strikes often occur as a form of workers’ request from the government to increase wages and salaries. This is a natural thing and they have the right to strike. Sometimes what they want may be met, but most of the time it is difficult to meet their needs because the government does not have enough money, but when teachers strike, the issue becomes complicated because this negatively affects the educational lives of students. In my country, most of the people who strike are teachers. I hope that every employee gets what he wants (a salary increase), because this is a natural right for every employee who works hard for his living.

    1. Yes, I certainly agree with your words that strikes can harm our society, our students, and our lives. Therefore, I direct my words to the government to suggest ways to satisfy all people so that strikes do not occur or reduce them. Thank you for the wonderful gesture.

      1. Hello, I appreciate your point of view, but I have a different view of the matter. You say that the whole matter lies with the government and that it must please everyone to prevent strikes. In fact, I do not disagree with you on that, but if people are given everything they need without getting tired, they will covet the government, and no I think that the problem of strikes must be solved by the government because it will never be a feasible solution. From my point of view, I think that the solution to this problem should go to the law. The state should enact laws in this regard and circulate these laws to everyone, including the government as well!

  • 1- Strikes were considered illegal in most countries, but most western countries legalized strikes at the beginning of the 20th century.
    2- Why do people choose to strike?
    My answer: People are on strike to pressure governments to change their policies. sometimes.
    Strikes contribute to the destabilization of a political party.
    3- Is spanking the best behavior?
    My answer: My opinion is yes to a certain extent, because the workers' strike is neither a joke nor something frivolous, but something serious. I will say why you chose yes..
    It is possible that the group that will work is in an unfair strike, such as (overtime work, working long hours) and other things, and among the forms of strike (the strike of merchants, the strike of some self-employed, or the strike organized by students)
    Thank you all

    1. I believe that in some cases a strike may pose a threat to people's lives because it may lead to confrontation between people and the police and may result in deaths or serious injuries, and disrupt traffic and some services.

  • We had a discussion and we were told that workers demand a pay rise and better working conditions by going on strikes
    They go on strike as a form of protest and awareness to increase their pay and to be given support,people go on strike as a way of making sure that their rights and opinions are considered. But still I don’t think striking is the best course of action or decision because in the process of striking it affects the well being of people example is in the field of health patients life are at risk because doctors refuse to work , student years of learning in school is prolonged due to teachers going on strike.
    In the course of striking workers choose to stop working and slowing down work activities, some find this as the only solution to be treated fairly, while some focus on its disadvantages because failure to work will affect the wellbeing of people and it development .

    1. I disagree because... Most of the time, workers go on strike because it is the fastest way to attract the attention of the government and show them that they are indeed serious about their demands. Before the workers go on strike, they have to inform the officials about their demands. Some officials may not even consider their demands and tell them to keep on working, but when they go on strike, this will affect the productivity of the organisation and also lead to loss of customers. In an effort to put everything back on track, the officials might decide to listen to their demands or negotiate. Hence a strike is the most effective way to get their demands.

      1. I support you because people would rather strike than die with their problems.If people are underpaid and they don't strike, like people who have families will not be able to provide them with basic need for example education.And this will lead to high levels of illiteracy and underdevelopment.

    2. I agree with you. There are institutions where a strike should be a last resort, such as health workers in hospitals and clinics. Where the patient suffers the most severe harm and loses his right to treatment so that the employee gets his right to the salary. Similarly, there are police employees, so how can a police employee see a crime and remain silent because he is on strike. From my point of view, there are many laws that must be changed, and there must be other solutions to obtain rights without harming the employee or the beneficiaries of the service, or harming society.

  • I didn't do one in a physical classroom but on an online classroom discussion on social studies. One very interesting subject matter was on the length of the strikes, I mean, how long it takes for a government to respond to the pressure of strike. If the government did not think it that important, would that mean the strikers will keep on protesting. The teacher said yes. However I am made to believe that the government intentionally withholds from agreeing to the demands of protestors unless enough pressure is put on it to do otherwise or if it would be to the benefit of some corrupt authorities. I expressed my opinions to the teacher and she said that it could be true considering the fact that the Academic Union Board of Universities in my country went on strike for a long period of months before anything was done for the lecturers. In some countries people are not even allowed to critisize the government for fear of being subjected to brutality that is most times hidden from the general public in order to not tarnish the image of that government. Even with that, the truth is not always hidden for that long. But no one can point a finger at the protestors because anyone would want to fight for themselves if it means securing their rights, however, people have many to point towards the government because of its failure to earn the satisfaction of its people, that being said, few systems actually aim to improve the situation of protests and could be said to not care less about the concerns of the people. If it seems doubtable, then consider the lessons from history of goverments that came and went, and leaders who rose and fell, even now there is a repeat of this in modern times. Should we not have learnt from this a long time ago by now? More unfortunate is the prospect of the cycle still continuing whereas people will protest on an issue, extented periods of time are taken to end it and another strike-worthy issue comes up which leads to another protest. If one was to be sensible enough as to voice out this problem, the profiters of this cycle would call it "Hate Speech." Why the lack of empathy for the strikers and protestors, who are left with no other choice than to walk with cardboards in hand just to drive a message home and even at that, not much is being done to help them. The problem should not be the strikes but the reasons for them. This is just an opinion of mine.

  • Strikes, in my opinion, are the most effective way for workers to press their demands. I said yes because some of the workers are poor and do not earn enough money; they need money to support their families, and if the government does not listen to them, they should stop working, forcing the government to listen and act immediately.
    Strikes, on the other hand, are not the answer to workers' pressing demands. This is because it could have a significant impact on people, particularly patients in healthcare. If doctors and nurses go on strike, the country will suffer a significant loss of life.

    1. Some hardworking workers need to obtain their rights and reduce their workload.
      I also agree with you that strikes affect students more in the scientific field.
      Strikes must be targeted at appropriate and limited times so that they greatly affect the aspects of life.

    2. We all agree that the strike is a human right that includes everyone and that it has a lot of effects on society, but do you think that the strike of doctors will be positive because it will force the state to meet their demands for what they caused huge human losses?
      But if human losses are caused, it will have a negative impact on society, because many lives will be lost.

    3. You bring up an important point about the potential impact of strikes on people, particularly patients in healthcare. While strikes can be an effective way for workers to press their demands, it is important to consider the potential consequences and seek alternative solutions whenever possible.

      In the case of healthcare, strikes by doctors and nurses can lead to serious disruptions in medical services, putting patients' lives at risk. This is why many countries have laws and regulations in place that limit the right of healthcare workers to strike or require them to provide essential services during strikes.

      However, it is also important to recognize the legitimate concerns and grievances of workers and find ways to address them through constructive dialogue and negotiation. This can involve working to improve working conditions, providing fair compensation, and ensuring that workers have a voice in decisions that affect their jobs and lives.

      Ultimately, the goal should be to find a balance between the rights and needs of workers and the safety and well-being of the public, and to seek solutions that can benefit everyone involved.

  • We discussed in our chapter on strike.
    I have learned a lot :
    That a person must be strong and demand his right and have a degree of knowledge and courage to claim his right.
    Workers must demand their rights in a peaceful and safe manner, and the state must pay attention to their demands, take them with great importance, and strive to achieve them.
    Society must highlight workers' rights and support them.

  • Strikes are not the best option to press home workers' demands. If workers go on strike, there will more pressure on those not on strike. An example is when a teaching hospital in the town where I live went on strike leaving the nurses to take care of the patients and a lot of them died during the strike. Another reason why strikes are not the best way to press a demand is that they harm the economy of any country.

    1. You have shown great listening and creativity by thinking from the point of view of those not on strike, and the pressure they may feel when workers around them are striking.

    2. I agree because... The picture is not complete except with everyone working in his area to complete the picture. Society needs all jobs without exception, but there are daily emergency jobs that we cannot do without, such as the doctor, who must be available throughout the day in rotation, then the teachers come in second place, and it is a grave mistake for governments to cause these people to strike Because societies will weaken and collapse, so employees must be treated fairly and their needs must be met so that they can devote themselves to serving society in all its segments

    3. I agree because...yes, I agree with you that the economy of the country is an important thing and because of the decline in the economy strikes 😕😕 occurred due to low wages and the lack of an appropriate financial infrastructure and the continuation of the strike makes the matter wores.

  • My teacher had started the discussion about Stikes ,and it was amazing because some of our parents started a strike in 2008 ,and instead solving the problem ,the government took an unjust decision,it seperated all of the striked employers and appointed new ones.
    So alot of students didn't support strikes.
    That's excatlly what happened in our lesson .

    1. You shared a case in which strike didn't make good result.. may be there is causes for that.
      I think that for example if workers in any field decide to strike, they must all be cooperatve and agree on deliberate steps for strike to share their demands and the causes of the strike.
      But I saw in our country that some workers took the strike days as holiday from their work and they didn't add any effective sharing, so they they will affect badly on strike goals.

      1. This caught my attention, credible_ukelele! What might some of reasons be for why not all strikes have "good" results?

        1. In my opinion, after my research on this subject, the reasons for the failure of the strike
          1. conflicts with the interest of the employer.
          2. Lack of prior planning and cooperation between the strikers. Failure to agree on steps to support the strike, such as documenting a press interview to clarify the aim of the strike.
          3. Lack of interest in human rights, especially the right to express opinion in this place.
          4. Using repression and force to repel the strike, which makes the strikers fear for themselves.
          5. The presence of opponents of the strike among the employees. This prevents the goal from being achieved.

          I researched this topic and I liked six criteria for effective strikes :
          * Personal and responsible work.
          * Work stripped of personal interests:
          *An action based on collective resistance.
          * Peaceful action: We aim to change the opinion and the other opinion and not to provoke any kind of repression or armed response.
          *Transparent work.
          * Sublime work: We resort to strike after exhausting other means such as resorting to dialogue and legal actions.

          1. You mentioned the press (the media) in one of your points, which got me thinking. Do you think the media have an influence over whether a strike is successful or not? Why or why not? It would be great if you could use some real examples from the news in your reply!

            1. Also, whoever monitors and follows up on the events of the teachers’ issue on a daily basis, finds that the union and supporters of its position and procedures have succeeded in using social media well with negative aspects to mobilize popular support, and make their cause a national issue par excellence. In this time, due to the continuous development and increasing influence of social media, it is not possible to curtail it or its use, but it can be used appropriately and more effectively if its enjoyment is dealt with as a necessary and extremely important media and community tool and starting from this base to improve performance and work.

            2. Social media has become an indispensable means in society, and has become a fast and easily available alternative to traditional media, as it provides news at an amazing speed, and in a diverse manner that provides the reader with a “very fast media meal” that makes him participate in its industry through comments and additions that these means easily enable. An example of this is the issue of the teachers' strike, the repercussions of which are still continuing until now. Some of these means have become the citizen's main participant in the event. Through these means, opponents of the strike publish news, comments, and their positions on the strike quickly, and they sometimes benefit from pictures, video recordings, and live broadcasts to promote their positions. The supporters of the teachers' strike also benefited greatly from social media, through the quick messages broadcast by the Teachers Syndicate, and by broadcasting quick news accompanied by video recordings, pictures and comments made by the supporters of the strike, they were able to defend the justifications and motives for the strike, and shed light on the reality of the strike. Teachers, which made the issue of the teachers strike a national issue par excellence. Also, whoever monitors and follows up on the events of the teachers issue daily, finds that the union and supporters of its position and procedures have succeeded in using social media well with negative aspects to mobilize popular support, and make their cause an issue par excellence patriotic. In this time, due to the continuous development and increasing influence of social media, it is not possible to curtail it or its use, but it can be used appropriately and more effectively if its enjoyment is dealt with as a necessary and extremely important media and community tool and starting from this base to improve performance and work.

            3. Yes, the media can have a significant influence over whether a strike is successful or not. The media has the power to shape public opinion and affect the perceptions of key stakeholders, including the striking workers, the company or organization being struck, and the general public.

              One example of the media's influence on a strike can be seen in the case of the 2018 West Virginia teachers' strike. The strike, which lasted for nine days, was largely successful in achieving its goals of better pay and benefits for teachers. The strike was notable for its strong public support, with polls showing that a majority of West Virginians supported the teachers' demands.
              The media played a key role in shaping public opinion during the strike, with many news outlets highlighting the teachers' stories and framing the strike as a fight for fair compensation and better working conditions. This helped to build public sympathy for the teachers' cause and put pressure on the state government to address their demands.

              In another example, the media's coverage of the 2019 United Auto Workers strike against General Motors was more mixed. While some outlets focused on the workers' demands for better wages and job security, others highlighted the disruption caused by the strike to the wider economy and the potential impact on GM's profits. This coverage may have contributed to a lack of public support for the strike and ultimately, the union's decision to end the strike before achieving all of its goals.

              Overall, the media's coverage of a strike can have a significant impact on its success, with positive coverage helping to build public support and increase pressure on the company or organization being struck, while negative coverage can undermine the strike and weaken the position of the striking workers.

            4. I think that the media has a major role in achieving the goal of the strike, as it communicates the reasons and the vision of the protesters and spreads this vision quickly around the world, bringing together more protesters, which achieves the goal faster,
              * I searched and got good example: In September, more than 7.6 million people took part in the Week of Climate Strikes in 185 countries. It was started by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg who spearheaded the Fridays for Future movement, inspiring millions of students and others around the world to demonstrate. And the demand to confront climate change. The campaign was spread through the press and social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There is also a video channel on YouTube. Through all these channels, backgrounds and news about the transformation of the environment and upcoming demonstrations were quickly circulated.
              It is a smart initiative that used media in a good way and got more help, and received support from various organizations and federations. Amnesty International gave this movement the Ambassador of Conscience award.

            5. I think that media do have a great part in making a strike successful in my state a strike occurred in some deep part of a district about jelikattu a traditional game being banned and in few days it became a great talk all around the country both press and social media had a great contribution in making this well known for many people another strike which occured in thoothukudi a small district about a factory called starlite by the people residing there and by 2 or 3 days this became a great talk and many people showed intrest on this and even gave their contribution so I think that without social platforms and press many strikes will become unknown and people who are eagerly waiting to join a strike like that would not even know the occurance of that particular strike if people doesn't get the information on time we will never know how many people are affected by that particular problem and
              Many people get scared thinking about a strike thinking about the hard side of it but if people are striking not minding those disadvantages it shows the seriousness over that particular issue in their life so it is the government's duty to take care of each and every strike and provide it the attention it needs.

        2. I believe that a claim is made in order to achieve their demands and improve their situation, and this is their right, and they are required to raise their salaries. I think that this damage will cause great harm to the post office and will cause the collection process to stop and not to correspond with relatives and loved ones

        3. Reasons:
          Lack of Unity: One of the key reasons why strikes may not have "good" results is due to a lack of unity among the strikers. If the workers are not united in their demands or if there are factions within the striking group, then the strike may be less effective in achieving its goals.

          Timing: The timing of a strike can be crucial to its success. If the strike is timed poorly, it may not have the desired impact on the company's operations or on public opinion.

          Lack of Resources: Strikes require resources to be successful, including money, food, and other forms of support. If the strikers do not have access to these resources, they may not be able to sustain the strike for an extended period, or they may not have the resources necessary to win concessions from management.

          Ineffective Leadership: The effectiveness of a strike can depend on the quality of leadership provided by the strike organizers. If the leaders are ineffective in mobilizing support or communicating the goals of the strike, then the strike may not be successful.

          Unwillingness to Compromise: In some cases, management may be willing to make concessions to the strikers, but the strikers may be unwilling to compromise on their demands. This can lead to a prolonged strike that fails to achieve the desired results.

          Counterproductive Tactics: Finally, some tactics used by strikers can be counterproductive, such as violence or sabotage. These tactics can alienate potential supporters and give management an excuse to take a hardline stance against the strikers.

          When I researched about this
          there have been many examples throughout history where strikes did not have good results. Here are a few examples:

          The 2011 Verizon Strike: In 2011, over 45,000 workers at Verizon went on strike in a dispute over job security, benefits, and wages. The strike lasted for two weeks but ultimately failed to achieve its goals, as Verizon was able to maintain its position on key issues.

          The 1981 Air Traffic Controllers' Strike: In 1981, over 11,000 air traffic controllers went on strike in the United States, demanding better working conditions and higher wages. President Ronald Reagan responded by firing all of the striking workers and permanently banning them from federal employment. The strike failed to achieve its goals, and the air traffic control system was disrupted for months afterwards.

          The 1926 General Strike in the UK: In 1926, over 1.7 million workers went on strike in the United Kingdom in support of coal miners who were facing wage cuts and longer working hours. The strike lasted for nine days but ultimately failed to achieve its goals, as the government was able to maintain order and the coal miners were forced to accept the wage cuts.

  • Even though we may not have had a classroom discussion i believe that the lesson learned is that strike is a great way for employees to have their voice heard when their rights are being abused such as low pay,bad work hours,high pressure strike is when employees bargain for their rights the main reason why people choose to strike is because their need are not met I believe that strike mainly started during the covid lot of strike have started due to the fact that the covid kept all jobs on hold so people couldn't afford most payment. I believe that after the covid that due shortage of money,too much pressure of returning back to work after nine months and above with the war with Ukraine lot of stock have increase like energy cost fuel etc. Due to the fact strikes are good but to much strike and too long strike is bad for the comminity

  • I want to answer the second part, what skills did you develop?
    In fact, I always like to listen to what others say. I feel that I can form my own idea after hearing many different opinions on a topic. This is what I did in the topics that were raised in the classroom. Also, this helped me develop the problem-solving skill. In the previous lesson, I asked A topic titled "The Law is in Your Hands" I thought, what if the law is really in my hands and I must enact laws, this makes me consider myself before I launch any law, I must be fair to satisfy all parties, this law must be in the interest of the state, For example, if the law is really in my hands, I will not hesitate to make a decision to issue some laws related to the issue of strikes, because I see that it is neglected and that more attention should be paid to it because it is important.
    I want to answer your question, why are there different points of view on strikes?
    From my point of view, I see that the answer to this question differs from one person to another because it depends on the living conditions of this person, for example in developed countries, all means of comfort are provided to employees, which allows them to work effectively and more productively and they do not need strikes, so I expect their answers to be Against the strike because it will only be an obstacle for them, but in countries like mine, the living conditions are bad, so the employee cannot give up his salary or lose a large part of it because he will not be able to provide his daily needs

  • Striking is not the best cause of action because when workers go on strike, it might lead to protests and when the protests happen, people might lose their lives, get injured and so on, it can also cause our economy to go backwards by losing a lot of money, and activities will come to a halt. And also when doctors go on strike there is going to be a rapid reduction of people in the economy, but dialogue and negotiation are the best options to settle a dispute, but when it fails that is when striking should become an option

    1. You make a good point that strikes can lead to protests, and sometime violence. You also identify how strikes are often the last resort. Does this make you more or less likely to support strikes in your country?

      1. It makes me less likely to support strikes in my country because I strongly believe in dialogue and negotiation. When strikes are in effect, we lose a lot of things, and in most cases, the poor and underprivileged are always on the receiving end. When a strike is imminent, workers and the government can convene for a meeting to discuss the issues that are motivating them to strike, and when that negotiation occurs, the government should listen and make amends to whatever issue is driving them to strike. When this occurs, and the government ensures that their employees' opinions are always heard and resolved, the nation improves.

    2. I agree because... in the year 2020,the government announced the dissolution of SARS ( special anti-robbery squad) as such, there was a protest with the theme END SARS. The essence of this protest was for the government to reassign SARS officers to other police department rather than eliminating them entirely. Unfortunately the aim was not achieved rather it turn into violence and lots of lives were lost. People used the instability as a means to break into shops and steal goods. so many business owners lost their had earned properties as a result of this violence. I believe dialogue should come first. when it fails then a peaceful strike should hold in places that are less prone to violence.

    3. Hello,

      Thank you for sharing your perspective on strikes. I agree with you that strikes can have negative consequences, such as protests that can turn violent and cause harm to individuals and the economy. Additionally, as you mentioned, when essential workers such as doctors go on strike, it can have serious implications for public health and safety.

      Dialogue and negotiation should always be the first option for resolving disputes. However, if these methods fail, strikes may become necessary as a last resort to pressure employers or governments to take action. It is important for workers to have the right to collectively bargain and to have a say in their working conditions.

      Ultimately, it is crucial to find a balance between the rights of workers to strike and the need to ensure the safety and well-being of individuals and the economy. By engaging in constructive dialogue and finding mutually beneficial solutions, we can work towards resolving disputes without resorting to harmful strikes and protests.

      Thank you for your comment.

  • Welcome..
    I'll know the strikes in a nutshell:
    It is the deliberate and collective suspension of work and its aim is to pressure government policy due to insecurity, increased working hours, or other issues for employees....
    Personally, I hate whacks a lot... because they have so many negative effects. We assume that the hospital went on strike. Who will treat patients? We assume that the teachers have gone on strike, so who will teach us! .... If the strike is prolonged, the state's economy will deteriorate and people's financial condition will deteriorate because they do not receive salaries.. But I do not see that the strike is unilateral.. There are positive aspects to the strike such as changing government policy for the better with employees...
    In the end, strike is not a practical and scientific solution. We should think better....
    Greetings: Polite dinosaur

  • We had a Zoom discussion about strikes and we learned that strikes are an intentional and collective cessation of work, and they aim to put pressure on the employer by the wage-earners. They are also called accident strikes that constitute a non-actional work stoppage, such as the strike of merchants, the strike of members of the liberal professions, the strike of students, and the strike of citizens for the payment of taxes.
    Sometimes, people resort to strikes to put pressure on governments and institutions to change their policies. I also learned that most strikes are organized by labor unions during collective bargaining. A strike is usually a threat or a last resort during negotiation between the company and the union.
    According to our religion Islam, it has established the rules of the relationship between the worker or employee and the employer, and each of the parties must abide by them. Moreover, according to the worker or employee's performance of his /her work, he/she is directly entitled to his/her wage according to the agreement.
    If the employer procrastinates in giving the employee his right, then he is unjust, and the worker has the right to take every legitimate means to obtain his right, whether by litigation, by pretending, or finally by going on strike.
    In conclusion, I can say that I'm absolutely with strikes because I believe that no one takes your right but you and if you keep silent against the oppression and injustice you face at work, you'll live under these conditions ever after and you'll suffer and no one will hear you as you chose to keep silent.

  • This topic about strikes has lead me to do a lot of research and my research has lead me to find out that strikes are a very effective method to make the voices of minority heard. Strike is a way of protesting when a citizens right is being infringed upon. Strikes are like a way of bargaining with the government on a particular matter and although strikes have its advantages it also has its disadvantages and sometimes these disadvantages can have great impacts on the society , and this is because every group has its level of importance in the society so when a particular group decides to go on strike it affects the working of the society.

    1. I completely agree with you. It's difficult to decide to go into a strike, but when the employees' misery becomes unbearable the employees will do anything to make their voice to reach the decision -makers .We all believe that good job conditions lead to have good quality work. So, the employers should help the employees to be satisfied.

      1. We discussed this topic in our class and we agreed 👍 that when the workers take their rights completely they will do their efforts to be successful and make their institution the best and they look after every things.

    2. I agree with what you have said strike can have advantages and disadvantages some of the advantages are:
      1.Strike from the management perspective is that the managers get enough time to think about the solution that will help them to tackle with the issue. It gives them time to interact with the staffs.
      2.The presence of labour unions can change human resource procedures in a company.
      A disadvantage is:
      1.Losses as a result of lack of production - because there are no employees to aid in production.
      2.Losses of client - because there are no employees to attend to their needs.
      3.Slower growth - because processes and operations have ceased to be effective.

  • People go on strike in order to have favorable working conditions. Going on strike has both advantages and disadvantages. My Aunty has personally experienced the negative effect of strike because she was a nurse in a hospital and they choose to go on strike. They were all fired and replaced with new hands. This lead to them losing their jobs and the rate of unemployment increased. I think people should study the environment they work in before going on strike because strikes can make you to either get wat you want or lose your job.

    1. In some countries, it is illegal to fire someone for taking part in a strike if the strike is organised by a union. However, if someone strikes without being sanctioned by a union, they can be fired. How do you feel about this?

      1. It is not permissible to dismiss him because he could ruin his home and work, which would not enable him and his family to live a safe life.
        I feel these people should not be separated because he could not live in safety

      2. Yes, as you said, it is not permissible to dismiss them from their right to strike. I do not think that whoever expresses his opinion and demands his right will be dismissed because the government is in dire need for them. It is easier to meet their demands than to fire them and hire new people They have vast experience in their field and also when a new person goes for work, they are trained by those who have experience. When they are separated and new people are brought in, I don't think society will thrive, it will be the opposite. The patient may die and the new doctor does not understand his condition, or the traffic cop may make a mistake at the start and cause accidents because all of us have a bad start at work

      3. Strikes are often a result of workers feeling that their rights have been violated or that they are being treated unfairly. It is important for governments and employers to take the concerns of workers seriously and to try to address them in a timely and effective manner.In some cases, a union may be involved in organizing a strike as a way to amplify the voices of workers and to negotiate with employers on their behalf. However, even if a union is not involved, the grievances of individual workers should still be taken seriously and addressed appropriately.It is also important to note that strikes can have significant impacts on both workers and employers, as well as the broader community. Therefore, it is important for all parties to engage in constructive dialogue and to work towards finding a mutually beneficial solution.Ultimately, the goal should be to create a fair and just work environment where all workers are treated with dignity and respect, and where their rights are protected.

  • I've learnt that if people go on strike there will be both positive and negative effects. Its the only language that the government understands to give listening ears to people. If workers choose to go on strike, they will get good wages and salary raise. They could also get better working hours and a conducive environment to do their work. More job opportunities can also be created for people to get promotion.
    There was an instance in my community were the people of an organization felt they were not making progress in their place of work. They kept talking and having peaceful dialogue with the owners of the organization but to no avail. when they embarked on strike, not only did the organization listened to them but they also created more job opportunities in the same organization for people to get promoted.

  • After a discussion with my friends and peers we think that strikes shouldn't carry on for a few reasons. First of all, if people want to get a pay rise it would mean that the government would have to tax people more just to get that money back in their pay. Secondly, some jobs are vital and very important to many people. For example: If you were very seriously injured on a day of an ambulance strike they cannot get carried to the hospital. Lastly, people who don't get paid much will lose their pay for a day due to strikes and might not have enough money to buy fresh food. So in conclusion, I think strikes are helping nobody very much.

    1. You make excellent links and show good thinking about the future repercussions of strikes. Well done!

  • From the discussion we had and from peoples comments I've learnt that strikes are held in order to earn salary raise, get promotions, get conducive working environment and lots more. This also brings total setback to activities leading to lost of working days , school days and low revenue for the country.
    I've experienced the negative effect of strike last year when the petroleum transport union went on strike. They refused to transport petrol, diesel and gas to parts of the country. As a result of these, going to school became difficult for because there was no fuel for the car. I heard my parents talking about how expensive thing became and how life was difficult for people as a result of the fuel scarcity. I feel people should use another alternate to meet their needs intsead of going on strike because the negative effects are more than the positive effect.

  • Even though we didn't have a class discussion, I learnt that people choose to strike because they feel that that is the best way to attract the attention of the government to meet their demands. I personally think that strikes in our present society is the best course of action even though it does have it's disadvantages. The point is that everyone has the right to strike and it is an employer's responsibility to ensure that his/ her employees are comfortable while working.

  • A strike is the cessation of an individual or a group from work because of an injustice that is happening to them. The strike is one of the oldest ways to deal with harsh working conditions, but the reaction differs in every time and place. Once upon a time in the era of the industrial revolution, when factory workers protested the length of working hours and the lack of wages The employer burned the factory with the workers, but after this incident, labor unions appeared, which began to demand workers' rights, prosecute every employer, manage collective strikes, and carry out negotiations, and this led to the support of the voice of workers and employees all over the world, and it became able to take rights of almost all workers

    1. Unions are absolutely an important development in employer relations. How do you think Unions benefit workers in the modern day?

      1. The workers from the unions have achieved many benefits, the most important of which was achieved for the sake of workers’ rights, so imagine that there has become an organization that brings together all professionals in the east, west, north and south, surveying the conditions that employees go through, and generalizing and publishing the conditions of those who go through cases of injustice to recover Their rights and facilitating the organization of strikes and demanding their rights according to all that is new, and there has been an official spokesperson in their name before the government to demand the usurped rights

      2. I agree because...
        Unions continue to play an important role in protecting the rights and interests of workers in the modern day. Here are a few ways in which unions benefit workers:

        Collective bargaining: Unions negotiate on behalf of their members for better wages, benefits, and working conditions. This can lead to higher salaries, better healthcare benefits, and improved safety measures in the workplace.

        For example, the United Automobile Workers (UAW) negotiated a contract with General Motors in 2019 that included a significant wage increase, better healthcare benefits, and a pathway for temporary workers to become full-time employees.

        Protection against discrimination and harassment: Unions provide a mechanism for workers to address discrimination and harassment in the workplace. This can include filing grievances, advocating for stronger policies, and providing support to workers who have experienced mistreatment.

        For instance, the National Education Association (NEA) has been a vocal advocate for the rights of LGBTQ+ teachers and students. The union has pushed for policies that protect LGBTQ+ educators from discrimination and provide inclusive curricula for LGBTQ+ students.

        Political advocacy: Unions can also advocate for policies and legislation that benefit workers. This can include advocating for higher minimum wages, stronger labor protections, and other policies that improve working conditions.

        For instance, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) has been a vocal advocate for policies that benefit both educators and students. The union has pushed for increased funding for public schools, higher salaries for teachers, and stronger protections for workers in the education sector.

        Health and safety: Unions can also play a critical role in protecting workers' health and safety on the job. They can advocate for stronger safety standards, ensure that employers provide appropriate safety training and equipment, and monitor workplace conditions to ensure that they are safe and healthy.

        For example, the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union has been advocating for essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The union has pushed for stronger safety protocols and protective equipment for workers in the grocery and meatpacking industries, and has also advocated for hazard pay for these workers.

        Overall, unions offer numerous benefits to workers in the modern day.

  • Strike is an important and necessary thing to meet the needs of employees. The entire class supported the idea of ​​striking because it is the primary way to solve problems, but there is a student who disagrees with her opinion because of the negative damage it may cause to society. Her opinion was that they go to the government and express their opinion about it, and of course people should be like their opinion, so the government finds everyone's opinion is one, and they are forced to raise salaries.
    We agreed with her opinion, but we still support the strike idea. In the end, each of us has a different opinion, and we respect all opinions

  • Strike is good step to express rejection of what we suffer from and exposure to injustice but it mist be planned and not to be the first step to express our protest.
    In my city,on last monday the institutions of UNRWA in the Gaza Strip were on a comprehensive strike, in response to the call of the staff union to protest against the failure of the management of the United Nations organization to meet the rights of its employees and the failure of the UNRWA administration to respond to their demands, including the refusal to deal with the issue of the Saturday leave of the Health Department, despite the approval of the director of health.
    In my opinion, the good point is that the strike was organized and a deliberate step by a wise administration from the federation, and that it was accompanied by a media campaign to clarify the reasons.

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  • I attended a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on the issue of the work strike, and the Parliamentary Committee told us that the strike is related to the living conditions of the employee, so the employee is forced to strike because of his dissatisfaction with his salary, so they strike thinking that they are thus expressing their rights, but in this way they may lose their work, which is the source of his income The government must pay them a sufficient salary so that there is no excuse for them to strike, and we talked about its side effects in society, for example, it may lead to a decline in the economic level in the state, and it may cause famines and the spread of poverty, and it may lead to sending their children to work and many others

  • According to my research i have learnt that a strike is a work stoppage by a body of workers to enforce compliance with demand s made on an employer.
    And i feel that strikes taken by other workers can have vivid effects on people of the society and the nation at large.
    for example: When a learning institution goes on strike, students suffer from low quality education, the remain bored and idle at some point at home while waiting for their various schools to resume. Such boredom and idleness can sometimes may sometimes lead to mental health disorder which includes despondency and apprehension , hence taking charge on the students mental state of being.

    1. Does this mean that you think that some workers, for example the teachers you mentioned, should not be allowed to go on strike?

      1. Yes, i think that teachers should not be allowed to go on strike, but it can only be possible if the government can put more efforts to meet the urging demands of the teachers welfare.

        1. Thanks for replying. That's a fair point. Could you explain what you mean by "the urging demands of the teachers welfare"?

          1. The urging demand of the teachers welfare means, payment of salaries as of when due, implementation of promised allowances and increment of salary by the government.

      2. In my opinion strikes by the teacher is the doubtful one. Education is the important resource in our western society. Though teacher's strike affects the future generation, teacher's are allowed to strike and they have the rights which cannot be negotiated by the government. The main reason for strikes by the teachers is to prove their rights, get their needs and can use freedom of speech to get better income. For example In 2018, thousands of teachers in West virginia, Oklahoma and Arizona went on strike for higher wages.
        As you said teachers shouldn't be allowed to go on a strike because students like us are already affected by pandemic due to this our education is lacking behind and if strike occurs we will not be able to catch up what we lost. Strikes will not only affect education but it will also affects the parents because they have to monitor the children.
        1. Students lose daily social interactions with their mates, which helps to build character and citizenship.
        2. If parents are not able to skip the work during strike, their children may not be supervised. This affects the child's safety.
        3. In my country, government schools serves meals. For many this can be a healthy food and if strike occurs, it will affects the child nutrition.
        As said by resplendent ibex, Teacher's strike can be reduced by fulfilling teachers demands.

        1. I agree because... it's important to understand that strikes are a form of protest and way for teachers to make their voices heard, however the impact of strikes on students' education, social interaction, and safety, as well as on the nutrition of those who rely on school meals, cannot be ignored.Regarding the point made by the student Resplendent Ibex, it is true that addressing teachers' demands can help to reduce the likelihood of strikes. It is important for governments to work with teachers and their unions to find a solution that is fair for all parties involved. This can involve negotiating on issues such as salaries, benefits, working conditions, and support for students.It is also important for students to express their concerns about strikes to their teachers and school administrators. While it is their right to strike, teachers also have a responsibility to ensure that their actions do not harm their students' education and well-being. By working together, teachers, students, and parents can find ways to minimize the negative impact of strikes on the education system.
          And the last point really attracted me that is in India government schools serves meals. Unfortunately, it is true that in India, there are some students who attend school primarily to receive the mid-day meal due to poor family conditions. The mid-day meal scheme is an important initiative that aims to provide nutritious meals to children and improve their attendance and performance in school. For some children, this meal may be the only proper meal they receive in a day, which highlights the importance of the scheme in addressing issues of malnutrition and poverty.The scheme not only provides a meal to the children but also incentivizes them to attend school regularly and may help in reducing the dropout rates.If teachers go on strike, it could disrupt the implementation of the scheme and affect the delivery of meals to the students. So considering these facts before going on strike can be useful and, teachers can communicate with their students and parents, explaining the reasons for their actions and the potential impact on the education system. They can also work with school administrators to develop contingency plans to minimize the disruption of educational services, including the mid-day meal scheme.

  • Our teacher discussed with us the subject of the strike and its causes, effects, risks and advantages.
    The reasons, as we know, are either low wages, long working hours without pay, or lack of respect for labor rights and other reasons.
    Well, the teacher explained that the strike has implications.
    It is possible that the worker loses his job and therefore will not have an income to spend on himself and his family, and it is also possible for the company to hire replacement people and abandon the striking workers.
    As for its positive aspects, it helps to preserve and respect workers' rights and not abandon them.
    As for its dangers, it is likely that the strike of workers such as doctors, civil defense and sanitation workers will harm their people and society.
    Therefore, I support the idea of ​​striking, but I wish for a short period to preserve society and work for the happiness of people.

  • We take a lot of topics and lessons related to the strike.
    Where the teacher explained to us the importance of striking, as it is a human right that pervades all workers, as it is one of the ways to meet their demands, so the workers believe that it is the best way to recover their usurped rights and meet their demands, so we may find that many workers resort to striking at first, as we We also learned about its causes, including: poor working conditions, low wages, banning official holidays, nepotism at work, strict labor laws that represent a great burden on workers, and other reasons.
    In order to carry out this strike, a group of workers from a labor union comes out to protest about a demand or a usurped right to work, and encourages the rest of the individuals to strike with it.

    1. Your link to nepotism made me curious, rational_mood. Can you explain how nepotism and strikes link? Nepotism will be a new topic on the Hub in a couple of weeks, so it's great to see you're already making connections.

      1. Favoritism has a major role in pushing workers to strike, but what is nepotism??? Favoritism is the preference of some people over others because of their kinship or because their fathers hold high positions in society and not because of their competence, and this happens in many cases at work. society, so it obeys them and meets their demands and provides them with suitable working conditions and increases their income unjustly,consequently, the rest of the workers feel different from these people, and they see that they have usurped rights in relation to these people, but nepotism destroys their psyche and spreads corruption, hatred and hatred in society, and works to divide society into many social classes, which pushes workers to strike to regain their rights that were robbed by nepotism.

      2. Nepotism and strikes are not directly linked, but there may be indirect connections in certain situations.

        Nepotism refers to the practice of favoring one's relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs or other opportunities, even if they may not be the most qualified or deserving candidates. This can create a perception of unfairness and can harm morale and productivity within an organization.

        Strikes, on the other hand, are a form of collective protest by workers against their employers, usually over issues related to pay, working conditions, or other labor-related grievances. Strikes can be disruptive to business operations and can result in lost productivity and profits.

        In some cases, nepotism can contribute to the grievances that lead to strikes. For example, if an employer consistently favors family members or friends for promotions or better working conditions, this can create resentment among other employees who feel they are being unfairly passed over. If these feelings of unfairness persist, they may eventually lead to a strike.

        One example of this occurred in 2019 in Chile, where a group of workers at a copper mine went on strike over alleged nepotism and other grievances. The workers claimed that the mine's management had hired family members and friends for higher-paying positions, while ignoring the qualifications and experience of other workers. This led to feelings of unfairness and resentment, which eventually boiled over into a strike.

        Another example occurred in 2017 in India, where a group of workers at a car factory went on strike over alleged nepotism and discrimination. The workers claimed that the company was giving preferential treatment to family members and friends of senior managers, while ignoring the needs and concerns of other workers. This led to a breakdown in communication between management and employees, which eventually led to the strike.

        Overall, while nepotism and strikes are not directly linked, nepotism can contribute to feelings of unfairness and resentment among employees, which may eventually lead to strikes if those feelings are not addressed.

  • I learned a lot from strikes, not with friends or on the Internet, but from the festival that you did, I learned many things, so thank you, I learned that the strike is stopping work motivated by the workers to take their full rights such as (increase in salary, reduce long working hours, good treatment, etc.) But strikes are not the best decision because it affects the lives of some people. If the doctors went on strike because of their work, they expected that some innocent souls would die because they went to the hospital for treatment and did not find anyone to treat them. Everyone stopped working because of the strikes. I myself am against strikes, and I hope that the government will be careful not to cause any strikes, and be keen to provide things that make workers comfortable so that they do not demand a strike. It is possible that the government issues laws to increase salaries for workers while reducing working hours and good treatment between the official and the employee We really hope so

  • I think that there are things instead of striking, such as talking with the official about increasing salaries and reducing working hours, and that he is fair among the employees. This is the best thing in relation to the strike and the annoying laws that some employees do not like. It is possible that the government will raise the salary increase, reduce working hours, and adjust the number of employees, and the official will not have any income. The government will take your right. I do not support strikes at all because they are a source of disturbances among people, for example doctors. If a strike occurs, we may lose innocent lives, and in this case we will be the losers.

    1. But don't you think that strikers have tried talking to the government before and their actions are, for them, the only solution to be heard?

      1. I agree because...
        Yes, I think this thing, but the strikers cannot do anything about this problem, because the government that does not agree, they can strike at this time, but I also believe that the government will come back and satisfy them and agree to their demands

  • The reason people choose to go on strike is to impose more anti-worker policies and defend their rights. Strike is the best way for a worker to defend his right well and without problems. Through reading the comments of my colleagues in the competition, I saw a great contradiction towards the issue of the strike and I saw a difference. Opinions, this leads us to the fact that the strike can be good or bad, the good: he can defend his right and it is a very effective method, but the bad: the increase in strikes can be bad in education: the level of education among students decreases, and study hours are reduced, as happened in France in the years 2020 and 2021, so France became the most European country that recorded many light days, in health: the spread of many diseases and epidemics, many deaths occurred, in the economy: it will gradually affect the level of the economy in the world and the state, and the occurrence of famines, so we must try to reconcile rights Crisis workers so that a strike does not happen....

  • The reason people choose to go on strike is to impose more anti-worker policies and defend their rights. Strike is the best way for a worker to defend his right well and without problems. Through reading the comments of my colleagues in the competition, I saw a great contradiction towards the issue of the strike and I saw a difference. Opinions, this leads us to the fact that the strike can be good or bad, the good: he can defend his right and it is a very effective method, but the bad: the increase in strikes can be bad in education: the level of education among students decreases, and study hours are reduced, as happened in France in the years 2020 and 2021, so France became the most European country that recorded many lost days, in health: the spread of many diseases and epidemics, many deaths occurred, in the economy: it will gradually affect the level of the economy in the world and the state, and the occurrence of famines, so we must try to reconcile rights Crisis workers so that a strike does not happen....

  • Strikes are a type of protest that have historically been used to make demands and effect change. Strikes have gained popularity as a means of protest in recent years among those who are fed up with the way things are. Strikes may be a powerful method to make a point and draw attention to a problem, whether workers are calling for higher pay or students are objecting to tuition increases.

    There are certain commonalities among the various reasons why people decide to strike. People frequently decide to go on strike in order to express their opinions, show support for those engaged in comparable conflicts, and bring attention to problems they believe ought to be addressed. Participating in a strike allows people to

  • Strikes....
    It is a force that influences the decisions of the government, officials, or private parties, for example: what happened in Argentina with regard to the strike over the price of eggs, which rose suddenly and strangely. In 2018, the poultry breeder decided to raise the price of eggs, so the people gathered to boycott the purchase of eggs, which made them spoil on store shelves, so they restored the price as before, but the people continued to boycott until the price of eggs became a quarter of the price, and the people won this battle.

  • Strike can be defined as the refusal to continue working because of an argument with an employer about working conditions, pay levels, or job losses. one of their objectives is to change the balance of power between workers and employer. Most strikes are about pay and better working conditions. Without the threat of strike action, corporations will be able to make bigger profits, while working conditions will get worse. Strike is part of their bargaining tool.Strike causes employment relationships between both parties could become strained and this could affect teamwork and profitability. Businesses suffer production and financial losses and consumer confidence is adversely affected.

  • I learned a lot of information about the strike and I tried to share it with you. I learned that the strike is the failure to go to work from the category of workers to fulfill public personal demands and that it has positive effects because it sometimes provides the demands and because of it the workers union occurred and one of its negative effects is that it harms most
    Society is when people do not learn and are not treated. This is my opinion. I wanted to express it so that society can benefit from it, learn from mistakes, and warn capital owners of the danger of a strike.

  • We had a classroom on zoom with our teachers talking about this interesting topic. Strikes are a tool for change to achieve certain goals like higher salary or decrease the lenghth of work time. Our teachers gave us examples and in turn we gave ours. One of our classmates mentioned an incident when drivers in our area went in a strike to force government to increase the wages on passengers. After the suffering of citizens, the government respond to their demands and raise the wages on passengers. We negotiated if strikes are useful, the positive and negative sides of them. I am with using strike a to attain rights. What about you?

  • I discussed with my colleagues the reason of the strikes. We agreed that strike isn't the only way to get our rights .
    I think that strikes have some negative impact because it affects the quality of work .so if there's no solution we can enter in gradual strike untill we have our rights

  • Strikes are a type of protest that occurs when employees request a salary raise. People go on strike in order to seek better working conditions and pay. Because of the disadvantages that they might bring, strikes are frequently seen as a last choice. Strikes are not seen as the best course of action to go with. They have a harmful impact on individuals who require employees' services. A student's learning experience, for example, is likewise halted if the teachers go on strike. Patients may be unable to obtain sufficient medical attention if workers go on strike. Thus, they will suffer and possibly die from their medical issue.

    1. This is a good summary - Do you think strikes are the right option, if they are disruptive and dangerous to others? Or should workers retain the right to protest poor pay and working conditions?

      1. Rather than being considered a “right” option, strikes should be seen as more of a last option. Strikes are both right and wrong in a way. They are right for the workers but are somewhat wrong to the needs of people. To put in perspective, workers should be allowed to strike if they feel their working conditions are unfair and all their other ways of demanding for change have been ignored. Although, they should take steps to acknowledge and ensure that their strike takes the least number of negative consequences towards the public’s needs.

  • I learned about the reason why people choose to go on strike, to have persistence and determination, and not to be negligent in achieving my demands, and to insist on returning my rights, and before I engage in any work, all the conditions that are in my favor must be met * Strike is not the best course of action because it causes damage and problems and may lead to accidents Disputes, the employee loses his job, the employee's wages can be reduced, and health insurance can be denied

  • Well, I once had a conversation with my teacher, and I asked her why they want to go on strike. She answered me to increase the salary. I see that most of these are the reasons, such as salary, working hours, treatment, etc. There is no one who responds and listens to the workers who are protesting and striking, so there are strikes that last for months, perhaps weeks, and this affects the lives of many people. I think that both sides of the labor manager and the workers must understand the situation. The manager must meet their demands, and the workers must understand how important they are to society.

  • I learned that people choose to strike in order to provoke the government or owners of companies to pay them better salary or treat them fairly like they treat those in higher levels. I think that striking is actually the best course of action because, if people do not go on strike they will be doing the same job without thinking of advancing themselves, getting the same pay while cost of living keep rising. But if people strike they won't be able to do that particular job and so because of that the money that the company or government are meant to be saving to pay the workers will not be under their control because the workers/employees won't serve them any longer until they decide to do the right thing

  • There must be reasons for this Strikeland.
    Because no one starts doing this Strikeland without something happening like the workers demand that they get their right,,, but can the government overcome Strikeland?
    Yes, take it. If you take the appropriate actions, such as knowing the main problem.
    Try to beat Strikeland.
    But it is not preferable to extinguish Strikeland by force because it will have dire consequences.
    Well, what do we do? If these demonstrations are due to lack of financial salaries and poverty.,,, they can carry out sustainable development projects and productive projects, because the land is very wide and only needs someone to use it properly. Through it, they can either get money or save it.
    And to tell the people of Strikeland, the government's solution, because the continuation of Strikeland means the destruction of the country.
    😊Does Strikeland find an audio access solution?
    😊 Do you have solutions other than productive projects?

  • The strike is the strike of the worker from his work for a period of time until he takes his rights from work. In our classroom, our teacher discussed this issue because it is widespread in Palestine. She said that the worker strikes to obtain his rights because the worker sees that the income he earns in relation to his work is very little, so he resorts to the strike. When the state sees most of the workers strikers will increasetheir income and take what they want from the workers

  • Through discussion in class. Our teacher taught us that strikes are just practices practiced by workers to demand payment or an increase in their wages because they have families that they will support. However, it is considered an improper method, that is, it harms the whole society.. For example..
    When teachers strike schools, students will lose important information and lessons.
    When doctors strike at hospitals, most patients will lose their lives, which are the most precious thing we have.
    When the policemen strike their work and fight the corrupt, the criminals will enjoy their terror and crimes, and they will continue to corrupt.
    However, there is an alternative to strikes so that every worker takes what he deserves, which is going to the media to draw attention to their cause

    So we conclude that strikes are not a great way to claim rights. We must solve our problems peacefully, without harm and injuries.
    We have to be the best..

  • Strikes can be viewed from different perspectives depending on one's position, beliefs, and values. Here are a few examples:

    ●Employee Perspective: From the perspective of employees, a strike is a means of negotiating better pay, benefits, and working conditions. For instance, in 2018, teachers in several US states went on strike to demand better pay and resources for their schools. They felt that their salaries were not commensurate with their qualifications and responsibilities, and that they lacked the necessary tools and resources to teach effectively.

    ●Employer Perspective: From the perspective of employers, strikes can be seen as disruptive and costly. Employers may view strikes as a threat to their business operations and profitability. For example, in 2019, workers at General Motors went on strike to demand better wages and job security. This strike cost the company an estimated $2 billion in lost production.

    ●Government Perspective: From the perspective of the government, strikes can be seen as a reflection of the political and economic climate of the country. In some cases, governments may try to intervene in strikes to maintain social order or to protect the interests of the wider community. For example, in 2021, Indian farmers went on strike to protest against new agricultural laws. The Indian government responded by offering concessions to the farmers and holding talks to resolve the issue.

    ●Public Perspective: From the perspective of the general public, strikes can be seen as either justifiable or unjustifiable depending on the cause and the impact on society. For example, a strike by healthcare workers during a pandemic could be viewed as unjustifiable because it puts people's lives at risk, while a strike by factory workers demanding better safety measures could be viewed as justifiable because it protects their health and safety.

    1. I agree because... I liked your comment because you explain a lot of things and reasons

  • In my point of view. I think that strike in some cases is inevitable
    because workers who have special demands or needs have to make it as the last legal option.
    It's also a civilized aspect for protest and l think it's acceptabl in most countries and it can make its own fruit.

  • I believe that the other alternative that should be taken instead of strikes is to go to the media to draw attention to all their issues and hold rallies so that they can reach their voices to the whole world, and because it is the only way to put pressure on companies and governments, as it does not affect work or even the segment of society that benefits from it. Strikes must be avoided because If we avoid strikes, we will avoid all the damages and dangers that may befall society.

  • Of course, we had a discussion with my teachers and colleagues about the strike. I noticed that my colleagues know a lot about the strike. Here is the question: What is meant by strike?
    Strike is a means of defending the rights of exhausted employees by working long hours
    And they get low wages, but I don't think this is the best way

    I do not support the strike, because it is a double-edged sword that has pros and cons, but when looking at the pros and cons of the strike, we see that the negatives of the strike outweigh its positives. Should we let the patients die before our eyes because the doctor carried out the strike?
    And when the workers strike, he is likely to lose his job and thus have no income
    Are we harming the environment through garbage and pollution because the cleaner went on strike?
    When the engineer strikes, who will build the houses? Do we let people sleep in the street?
    When the teacher strikes, do we leave the students and lose their right to education? This happened in the West Bank, and I saw how the strike affected the students
    The strike affects our daily lives

    We had different opinions about that, as we cannot judge whether it was good or not

    I think when the government meets the demands of the employees, we will not go on strike. Is what I think correct?

  • When I was 9 years old, I used to hear the reason for some vacations as a result of a strike. I thought and researched what is the meaning of strike, which is refusal to work, and it is a kind of protest, and one of its reasons is the many hours of work with insufficient salary. After I grew up, I discussed the issue with my mother again, and I learned that they They really oppress the workers, and now you, my competition, remember the strike, and I also thought of a way to solve the problem in another way, because the strike leads to medical negligence and neglect of education in schools, and the student feels that education is not important in our lives. I have suggestions to solve the problem. 1- Making a noise on the Internet 2- Campaigning in the streets 3- Going to court. To solve the problem in another way, we must be together, because union is strength.

  • Strike is a period of time whereby workers disengage themselves from all tasks and duties related to their job description.

    Most cases of strike in our country is usually a call for better pay and working conditions.

    In my opinion,I would suggest strike should not be allowed because it has many detriments to individuals and our the society.

    The employers of labour and a labour body that do not dialogue are the culprits for strikes. So many workers complain of bad working conditions and even pay cut. If the employers of labour do not improve the working conditions of employees, these people will definitely take action against what they label oppression.

    Strike will affect our families, the society, education and our worse still - our health.
    It may lead to depression, increase in hunger and death.

    So, all parties involved need to take heed and work collaboratively to build a better working condition for improved productivity.

  • My classmates and I discussed the reason for the strike, and the teacher told us that the strikes were caused by the lack of wages. Some workers strike because of their low wages. Workers demand higher wages by not working.
    Yes, mandatory. Since most of the workers are in poor financial conditions, they have the right to demand a wage increase
    However, there are negative points resulting from the strike, for example: school teachers strike due to lack of salary. We students have the right to education. Because of the strikes, we fell behind the school curriculum, which caused a decrease in the GPA in the study

  • When the lesson was explained on Zoom, many questions came to my mind. Why did they strike?!....and who came up with the idea of ​​striking?!!! And what is its effect on me as a student?!!.. And what countries are striking?!... And can they achieve their demands through strikes?!!!. When we discussed the subject, I found an attempt to my question. Why are they striking?!!! They are striking to get better working conditions and a decent pension. Who came up with the idea of ​​striking?! Everyone has discussed this question and we have answered it by stating that the first person who came up with the idea of ​​striking was William Beano. What effect does it have on me as a student?!!. It affects all male and female students, decreasing their level of education, and there are many spare days that we teenagers use by playing on phones instead of studying. As for school, we abide by the right to learn and study. We want to learn face to face, because during the Corona period, education was remote, all students’ grades decreased. Can they achieve their demands?! Of course, they cannot achieve it, the government can only give them a little money to silence them, so the cycle of strikes has not ended, and the imprint of strikes will remain until this day and our next day.

  • My classmates and I discussed that the strike negatively affects the lives of the employees, which requires them to take the salary allocated to them. During the strike, they did not take it, and they need the money, and this is a negative form of it.

  • Well from my own perspective strikes are actually ways the workers tell their bosses no to unfavorable working conditions and unfair wages and salary, it is a platform through which their cries can be heard what people don't understand about strikes is that they affect everyone negatively when scrutinized with an understanding mind firstly the workers who embark on strikes are done by unions and these unions are made up of a group of people who have a collective goal and purpose and that is to get their bosses to change certain conditions to their favor and while on their refusal to work they lack the resources to sustain them throughout their striking movement and this is because they relied on their low wages to sustain them and now that they are not working they are not receiving wages and this is a bad effect on the workers who strike , secondly the workers who now refuse to strike this set of people are now tasked with the responsibilities of themselves and the striking workers and because of this they have a great amount of pressure on their heads to perform their duties and also those that are striking and because of that these set of people are stressed and sometimes they tend to commit suicide because they handle the work and the pressure and the people who receive the services of the workers are now left with little personnel to handle their requests and they also get stressed out because of no one to provide this essential services to them. So the whole thing is that strikes does not actually comes with a lot of benefits rather it just promotes more problems for the society I strongly think that strikes should be a last resort to getting workers problems solved and that they use better methods to getting their problems solved.😇

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