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Should Workers Be Allowed to Strike?
It is difficult to see how anyone could deny that all workers
should have the rights to strike. This is because striking gives
workers freedom of speech. This is justifiable, because Britain is a
My first reason supporting the motion that workers should be
allowed to strike is in order to bring to the fore poor safety
conditions. For instance, in the nuclear power industry, any
breaches of safety can have tragic consequences. If the employees
are exposed to nuclear material, this could lead to serious illnesses
such as cancer, leukemia and radiation sickness. Radioactive
material could also affect residents of the surrounding area, as in
the case of the Chernobyl disaster. In the light of poor safety
conditions, workers striking can be justified by the fact that the
government and public would be informed.
Similarly, another justification for employees striking is that
production and confidence would perhaps increase after industrial
action. This could be because, when workers strike for higher pay
or better conditions and their employers meet their demands, the
employees return to their place of work with higher morale than
before the walk-out. As a consequence, the higher productivity
would be beneficial to the owners.
Likewise, industrial action gives the worker a line of protest
against unfair hours or miserly wages. Theoretically, if taking
industrial action was outlawed, the management could impose any
terms and contract changes that they wished on their personnel.
On the contrary, in reality the only effective option that skilled
laborers have when their firm underpay them is down tool...
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