The strength of the government and public support can make a crucial difference.
Strikes are happening across various UK industries at the moment, but what is the history of strike action in UK?
Inequality in organisations is difficult to shift because they are entrenched by the status quo.
Going on strike is not an option for the police in Nigeria as the consequences could be dire.
Security guards won’t protect paramedics and community nurses from violent patients. And in hospital, some security guards can unwittingly escalate violence, unless they’re specially trained.
The ongoing labour dispute at the Rainforest Cafe in Niagara Falls, Ont., highlights some dubious efforts by employers to take tips from hospitality workers due to minimum wage increases.
The Uber driver walkout raises questions about how workers can fight for better pay and benefits in the age of the gig economy – a topic frequently on the minds of Conversation scholars.
Drivers for Uber, one of the most successful companies in the gig economy are set to strike by turning their apps off for one day this week as their company prepares for its IPO.
Two labor negotiation experts explain how a 2015 dispute that seemed intractable got resolved, with important lessons for the partial government shutdown.
Government remains the major funder of universities. But it hasn’t met its obligations even though many institutions face serious infrastructure decay.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
Valuing the skills and contributions of our educators and reversing the high rates of turnover is critical and can only be achieved through fair pay and rewards.
Academic freedom is routinely recognised as an important principle that is enshrined in a range of governance policies - but staff at one university say it is under threat.
Staff wages are a huge challenge facing the survival of Kenya’s public universities, but strikes are another.
The South African oddity is that those who in other societies would be arguing against free passes for the affluent, argue for them.
College faculty in Ontario are going back to work after the longest strike in their history. Here one university professor describes her personal experience of undervalued college teaching work.
From rail strike threats to new anti-strike legislation, the Tory election success looks set to bring tensions to the boil in the coming weeks and months.