Why Teachers Go On Strike

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Introduction: Education can be the most important resource in our western society today. Teachers pass on knowledge and values to children, prepare them for further education, and for the work life. As a profession however, teaching rarely gets the recognition it deserves. Teachers’ strike when collective bargaining fails and their responsibility is not being heard. The stress of striking can affect everyone in the school system: from administrators and staff to students and parents. In this paper, I will argue why teachers go on strike, the pros and cons of striking, and the five types of power used in striking. Being a teacher comes with great responsibility to students, but however, they are leaving their teaching profession because of striking, they are doing it to make it better and a reminder of the importance of what a key teacher is. Essential Service and Collective bargaining; Cons of striking: As teachers strike, essential service and collective bargaining argument is commonly used to justify restriction on workers (teachers) freedom to withhold their labour (Perez Munoz, 2014: 650). “Government of Canada must ensure that any strikes have access to essential services.” (SAT Canada; Perez Munoz, 2014; Chaffee, 1971). Collective bargaining is a process of negotiation between employees and a group of employers aimed at creating agreements to regulate working salaries. Negotiation is getting what you want for yourself, family, friend etc. It produces an agreement
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