We have dealt with in this festival several topics, the most prominent of which was strikes.
Strike: It is the refusal of a group to go to work because of an injustice that has occurred to them, and they will not return to work until their demands are met A strike is a negative act, but it is necessary for workers to obtain their rights and stop injustice towards them.
Strikes are something that affects all fields and has two effects, bad and good.
Negative: the delay in the arrival of services to citizens, such as health services, which lead to death or worsen the condition of patients, and also leads to a decrease in the level of education in countries due to the teachers’ strike from work, which leads to the production of generations ignorant of what benefits them and destroys the world, and also strikes cause insecurity and The spread of crimes and cases of fear, as well as strikes, cause the spread of diseases and epidemics, and the spread of waste everywhere, and may sometimes lead to internal wars and revolutions of the soldiers. Uber cars were banned from driving in America. A major strike took place, the purchasing movement weakened, and the economy and tourism movement weakened
Positives: workers are able to obtain their rights and provide a better standard of living for themselves and their families and feel comfortable and love towards the manager or employer, which leads to a higher quality of work and a higher level of health and enables each worker to master his work, which works for the prosperity of the economy and societies and ending violence or injustice towards minorities
We have proposed several solutions. I will present them all and comment on each of them with a like / dislike, and then the reason.
1- One of the students suggested banning strikes in the educational and medical sectors. I really did not like this proposal because it supports the continuation of the oppression of teachers and doctors, burdens them beyond their capacity, and delays or reduces their salaries, which leads to a decline in the quality of education and a decline in the level of health due to exhaustion.
2- Another colleague suggested negotiation. I liked this proposal because it does not carry any risks or damages, but it is not always certain because negotiation sometimes does not work.
3- Someone else suggested that we appoint a representative for each profession in the government who does not carry any distinctions from the rest of the professions, who communicates the voice of the workers.
4- Someone suggested holding peaceful marches to demand rights and to support their voice
Those solutions were really beautiful and useful, but if they fail, we have no choice but to strike, so we will not deny the virtue of strikes, as they changed the shape of the modern world. Let us not forget that medieval revolutions are part of strikes, as they participate together in objecting to a certain injustice, as it is a way of truth and justice. And no one denies that .
At the end, I would like to ask, are you a supporter or an opponent of strikes? Do you have other alternatives? Can you give any examples?