Friday, January 12, 2018
This reminds me of
The Winnipeg general strike.
Causes: At the end or the first world war a lot of the soldiers couldn't return from Europe because they didn't have enough money to do so. When they got home there wasn't any work for them to do because all of the factories were shutting down due to the industrial revolution and every worker was being replaced by machines and only few workers were needed to run these machines. Also these workers conditions were awful, the work was unsafe there was no protection from the machines no safety equipment was available at the time. Is was very unclean, they had terrible hours they could work 10 hours one day then only like 2 the very next day or not at all. The government also didn't know how to handle the mass amounts of troops coming over and who need work, and they didn't know how to handle work conditions that if they even cared enough about it.
Historical significance.To this day it is still the biggest strike ever on Canadian soil, there were tens of thousands of people involved and that's when there was maybe no more than 2 million people in Canada at this time. The day of the strike was known as "Bloody Saturday" there was only 2 people killed but the police would corner a group and beat them with there bully clubs. They have even hit young children. This in one of or the biggest push for safe work for all workers in Canada. The strike shed some light on how badly the workers were being treated.
Consequences: There are plenty of consequences for different people, a lot of the police force was fired after bloody Saturday even though they did there job by keeping the peace. Also 2 people were killed on this day for trying to get safe work. All of the leaders of the strike were deported into the U.S. a lot of the people who were involved in the strike were sentenced to jail and some were deported with there leaders. Thousands of people were unemployed after this because there were involved in some was in the strike. Whoever got injured in the strike had to live with there injuries because they couldn't go to the doctor or they could've known that they took part in the strike and would've been deported to.
Conclusion: I have talked about they this is a very important topic and we still learn about it today because it involved so many people and most of them were badly injured even though only 2 people died. it was very significant because it made everyone think about getting safer work and fair wages and fair work our for everyone. this also made unions to help protect your job if your being fired for a bad reason.