Strikes are regularly in the news. However, the way people strike can be very different. Take a look at these examples of transport workers who decided to strike in Japan and in the UK.
Transport workers planned a strike to take place during the FA Cup Final. This means it will be very difficult for fans to travel to watch the football match.
Why might UK transport workers have chosen to strike at such a busy time?
Transport workers wanted to strike but did not want to upset travellers. Instead, bus drivers refused to take money from passengers and let them travel for free.
Why might Japanese workers have chosen to do this?
It’s time to share what you think.
- Why do you think the workers in the UK chose to strike like this? What about the workers in Japan?
- Which of these strikes do you think is most likely to get the workers what they want? Why?
- Can you think of something else workers could do to get what they want?