Should strikes be allowed?

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For some people, strikes are really important because protesters are trying to get more money either for themselves or to fund schools. It can be really helpful for some people. On the other hand, others disagree with strikes and think workers should just stick with their pay because it can sometimes cause a lot of problems. Strikes can cause kids to miss school days which can be vital for their education. When public transports go on strike it can cause more people to not go to work, especially if they’re in an emergency.

Firstly, striking can be really beneficial to a lot of people. When teachers go on strike they’re also getting money for the students. This is so pupils can have a better experience.

Secondly, strikes can also be people protesting for a better working condition. Some people work in really bad conditions, making the experience bad for them. This might take a toll on the way that they perform their job which also leads to other people being affected.

Lastly, some people strike because they want to protect their jobs. This will prevent them from losing their jobs. It can lead to them eventually becoming poor because it can be hard to find a job that is paid well.

Firstly, when schools go on strikes, some of the time it can mean that students take the day off as well. If more and more strikes happen in the future it will lead to students missing a lot of days of school which could take a big toll on their education.

Secondly, it can cause people that aren’t on strike to also miss days of work if transport companies are on strike. For example, when trains or buses go on strike it can affect the people who don’t have a mode of transportation to get to work.

I think strikes should exist but they should make it so they do it only on days where not as many people need transport to get to work. A lot of people miss work days because of strikes. Almost 2 and a half million work days have been lost between the space of 2 months (June - December 2022). In conclusion, I think strikes should continue to go on but they need to be planned well and in advance so people are more aware of what is going to happen in the future.

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  • Strikes are a recurring issue with schools striking,trains,nhs,etc.They are all for very important reasons and should be allowed.People such as teachers work hard,have to plan lesson,deal with children and don’t get paid near enough money and not only is this a problem for the teachers (not having enough money to pay rent,food etc).It's also a problem schools and don’t getting enough funded for good equipment meaning that kids can’t get the education they need.This why we should strike instead of just waiting around for the
    government to change his mind.

    Even though striking is very important for the workers.What about the chaos?As we know strikes don’t just affect one person or one group of people it affects everyone in the area.This is why they are anti-strikers because not only does people day to day life it affects the people that do want work and get paid and can’t.So even though striking is very important for some people it can be a massive problem for others.This is why when striking they have to think carefully when and who is striking.On the other hand,they many people that think striking are very and people should be striking more often to get the government of actually hear they problems.But all of these are reasons that you can’t just strike when u want to and that actually there's so much planning and thinking when it comes to workers striking.

    In my personal opinion I think that strikes are very important and should be allowed.The workers' salaries are too low and should be raised.Not only do expenses go into the job itself such as uniforms for example there's still many other things that people have to pay for out of work.And depending on your home life some people need more money and sleep for example single parents for have feed kids and maybe have two low paying jobs.This is why striking is so important and for more then one reason there's so many different thing and different and the government is accommodating them for they work.And if striking is what has do be done for the government too listen then so be it because people desivers what they work for and not for where and who they work for.What do you think?

  • Well i would like us to look at the various pros and cons of allowing strikes
    1. It gives employees and the other common people the platform to voice out their opinions.
    2. It empowers employees to fight for their human rights.
    3. It serves as a platform to settle disputes within a working environment without violence.
    4. It helps employees get popular support.
    5. Finally i think it is the most peaceful way to get their demands met.
    1. Prolonged strikes can lead to a breakdown in the economy especially when it is a nationwide strike.
    2. It can lead to violence when the employer tries to force the employees back to work.
    3. It reduces the amount of customers a company gets.
    4. It leads to low output and ultimately a loss for the employer.
    The pros and cons of strikes are linked in a way. Most of the disadvantages of strikes affect the employer or the customers but most of the time the employers are not affected. I think that that is exactly what is supposed to happen. For all the advantages of a strike to be achieved, all the disadvantages must occur. Ultimately, astrike is supposed to work in favour of the employees, that is why they are not at the receiving end of the disadvantages, if they were then none of them would even want to go on strike.