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Right to Strike Activity Pack

These workshops, written in 2011, aim to achieve the following:

  • Provoke a debate between members about the right to strike.
  • Allow for a debate about the particular issues of pensions.
  • Get members to think about their own position, and how they want to respond to the strike.
  • Complete a concrete action from the workshop.

The Right to Strike — Facts

  • The European Court of Human Rights has previously ruled that the right to strike is a human right.
  • Under Article 23 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights it is also a human right to be a part of a trade union.
  • Strikes have been a tool used by workers to fight for a number of issues:
    • fairer wages.
    • safer and healthier working conditions.
    • fairer pension plans.
    • job security.
  • To go on strike, a worker gives up their pay for every day they strike. Long strikes, such as the miners’ strike have huge impacts on working communities.
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Workers, Bosses & Politicians
A giant team version of rock, paper, scissors.
Right to Strike
A simulation game which focuses on how and why people may choose to go on...
Picket Line
A game for discussing the various things that are good, or not so good to...
We Don't Need no Education
An engaging drama game to consider the perspective of public sector workers
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