Importance Of Strike

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A strike is what can be defined as a form of protest by workers (employees) refusal to perform their daily work duties. Strikes can occur for a plethora of reason; for better working conditions, increase in pay, a change in working hours, and dissatisfaction from employers. Strike became an important method to solving working issues during the Industrial Revolution, and were then performed by workers who labored in mines and by factory workers. Strikes have to be performed under the authority of Labor Unions. In order to have a legal strike workers must have a union which is an organisation that collectively bargains with employer on behalf of the employee. Unions are formed when employees are rendered powerless in comparison to the employers. …show more content…
Employers are entitled to hire temporary workers to complete daily tasks during the strike. This ensures that just because of the strike, there is no loss of production/capital
11. Because of the strike, employers may not victimize, intimidate or fire employees who took part in the strike action
12. If there is a ‘lock-out’ by management, employers cannot dismiss employees.
13. Legal strike action cannot be stopped by a court mandate.

Factors That Lead to Strike Action
1. A conflict in negotiations between employers and employees.
2. Low wages: As a result of the economy, employees already paying minimum wages may demand an increase in salary and when this demand is denied, they take up strike action.
3. Dissatisfaction at the work place
4. Conflict between employee and employer
5. Expectations: The employees have expectations of how they expect their working conditions to be like, and if they are dissatisfied, this can lead to strike
6. Economy problems
7. Dissatisfaction with company policies
8. Inflation: This causes the consumer price index to rise, wages sometimes drop. As a result, organizations sometimes can’t afford to keep some employees and they might be retrenched
9. Lack of Job Security
10. Union Rivalry
11. Lack of community

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