Grade 10- CHC2D
The Winnipeg General Strike, and the Viva strike
Since 1919 until now, strikes happens more often. Canadians were angry, and some of the people wanted better wages and working conditions and others just wanted jobs. Two of these strikes are The Winnipeg General Strike, and the Viva. Both of these strikes had similar reasons to occur, these may include: Workers need strikes to get a fair deal, Workers can’t just choose another job, so they are forced to strike.
Both of the strikes have an issue where the conditions, policy, or laws of the job are too strict, and worker are annoyed by the power the bosses and shareholder have, they never listen to what the workers suggest. In the Winnipeg Strike many people lost their jobs because they were replaced by the some immigrant, since they were fighting in the war. So the best way to break down is to strike, it's an effective way to get what the community want.
The second reason why workers strike is because they can't just go and get a new job, they might not get accepted, or the conditions and wages are not like the old job. The Winnipeg and the Viva were both giving low wages, but more working hours. Some people who wanted their jobs back even though its low wage, because it's better than having nothing.
In conclusion the best way to fight injustice companies is by striking. The Winnipeg and Viva strikes were similar, the weak unit a go against the strong, to get fair deals. or just to get back an old job.