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Secondary IV • 1yr.

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Why were there strikes in the 20th century?

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    Team Alloprof • 1yr. edited September 2021

    Good morning mangousteagile51!

    The 20th century was marked by many workers' rallies.

    Indeed, many workers, with the help of their unions, put pressure on their governments in order to put an end to the force of management of the employers. Workers demanded better wages, fewer hours worked and greater safety at work. In order to assert these demands, they called numerous strikes and held several rallies.

    For example, in 1919 the women working in the matchsticks factories of E.B. Eddy called a strike in order to have better wages and conditions. These women worked in very difficult conditions. Many developed illnesses from the white phosphorus used to make the matchsticks. They won their cases and their demands were granted.

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    -Marilee