They don't always have the right to strike

This post was written by a student. It has not been fact checked or edited.


One of the largest strikes in history occurred in the Roman Empire in 494 BC, when the common people, who are a higher class than slaves and make up construction workers, bakeries and services, went on strike for their objection to a law that increased the size of their debts. Their complete cessation of work not only abolished the unfair law, but also ensured the presence of a representative in the government.

Among the strangest strikes was a strike that France witnessed - which is already known for the strangeness of its strike topics - last year, when thousands of judges went on strike after a French judge died due to overwork and the large number of cases.

Among the longest-running strikes was the strike of the workers of the Frontier Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, in protest of low salaries and inappropriate treatment, in September 1991. The strike lasted six years, four months and ten days. And it was terminated in February 1998. It is noteworthy that the strike was 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and was not violated by a single worker, and ended in favor of the workers.

As for the first recorded strike in history, it was in Egypt, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The craftsmen of the royal cemetery in "Deir el-Medina" organized a strike in the year 1152 BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses III, and the events of the strike are recorded in detail on an Egyptian papyrus.

The papyrus does not stipulate the worker's right to strike, but it does indicate that the worker did strike, and that the worker's strike sometimes led to results in his favor, and at other times in favor of the employer, the ruler, or the government.

Governments do not like strikes

Governments don't like strikes, but workers do. When a worker with a long history in the world of strike reaches a chair in the ministry, he finds himself torn between his strike history and his political present. It is the year of strike.

Comments (2)

You must be logged in with Student Hub access to post a comment. Sign up now!

  • From what i have read, i have learnt that strikes have been around for longer than we think. All these people had reasons to strike and most of them ended in their favour. The fact of the matter is that no matter who you are, you will not find it funny if your workers go on strike making your business miss out on a lot of customers and reducing its production rate drastically. I think that the group of people that will most likely want to make strikes illegal would be the employers because they are really affected by it. But most of the time, workers go on strike because of something reasonable. Some strikes actually get the support of famous or powerful influencers. because they too think that the workers are not being treated fairly at all. Workers have the option to strike in their possession but taking advantage of it will be quite unreasonable and it will just cause a lot of unnecessary problems for a lot of people. Workers will always have striking as a right, but it should not be abused.

    1. Strikes are a part of workers rights. Deprivation of this right is illegal. Though some exceptions can be made in the aspect of essential workers going on strike. You should have made reference to essential workers. Also, considering only businesses and not civil servants who are the main people that go on strikes is wrong. In most countries there are strict guidelines that aid the countries when it comes to going on strike. I think strikes should just be an active warning to the government rather than a means of depriving citizens of their rights so that they can be heard.

  • I don't at all agree with you that governments don't like strikes and workers do.
    Should the workers work day and night without obtaining their right?
    They are doing their duty, but are they not entitled to claim their right if they are being exploited by the government?
    I believe that a person should be aware of his rights as well as his duties.
    I do not agree with the strike, but I agree that the state must give them their right to wages and provide suitable working conditions so that a strike does not occur. Due to the inability of the workers, strikes have become the only means for the employers to accept their demands.
    But the only solution, in my opinion, for the strike is simply to provide the rights of the workers.
    “Without workers, the conditions of the state will deteriorate, and the country will only improve with its workers.
    At that time, the state will feel its need for workers, then it will have to raise wages and provide working conditions, then it will respect its citizens.”