When journalists report about strikes, they often speak to workers who are striking to give them a chance to share their reasons. Here are some below:
A doctor from the UK: “I am striking because doctors are underpaid and we have to work too many hours. These working conditions make it unsafe for patients because doctors are often too tired.”
A factory worker from Greece: “I went on strike in March because there was a global event for people to speak out about climate change. I hope the governments realise the power of the people so that we can make change happen.”
A teacher from India: “I went on strike this year because the government will not support me with a good enough pension when I am old. I’ll never be able to afford to give up work.”
These perspectives got us thinking:
Let us know what you think in the comments below.
We are particularly interested to hear about fair or unfair working conditions in your country and what you think should be done.
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If you want to take things a step further, speak to your friends and family and ask if they have ever gone on strike and why?