Employees and the Right to Strike
There are many arguments about whether or not Employees should have
the right to industrial action. I have looked at many different
sources and have brought my research together into this essay.
A reason supporting the point that workers should be allowed to strike
is so they can fight against poor safety conditions. For instance,
working in the nuclear power industry etc, any breaches of safety can
have tragic consequences. Furthermore if the employees are exposed to
nuclear material, this could lead to serious illnesses such as cancer,
leukemia and even, radiation sickness. Even further in the matter;
Radioactive material, such as metals, liquids etc, could affect
residents of the surrounding area. Such a breach of safety resulted in
the Chernobyldisaster. 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 point for employees striking is that better
relationships are made between employees and employers. This could be
because, when workers strike for higher pay or better conditions and
their employers meet their demands, the employees return work with
higher morale than before the strike. As both employers and employees
were friends, productivity could be increased, and a happier working
environment would follow.
Likewise, industrial action gives the worker a chance to protest
against unfair hours or poor wages. High pathetically, if taking
industrial action was abolished, the employers could make up any terms
and contract changes that they wished on their employees. On the
contrary, in reality the only effective option that workers have when
their company underpays is to walk out for a protest. This would
ensure that the employers would have to negotiate with the employees,
as loosing workers is a big downfall for any company.
After all these sources suggesting Industrial...