During British rule strikes took birth in India and that too for the struggle of freedom. When Gandhi Ji fought for the freedom of the country, he started a non-violent movement against the Britishers. He started hunger strikes to force the government to accept his demands. Sometimes and fellowmen. In Noakhali, he kept fast to get his demands accepted by his opponents. Sicnce then strikes have become the part of like. Now-a-days strikes take place mostly in the factories or officers.
Strikes mean not to do any work or to do the work slowly and according to rule thus hampering the production and bringing monetary loss to the employer. They are meant to compel the employer to accept their demands. These strikes are called by the unions of workers and they started when industries came up. Before industrialisation there were neither unions nor any strike. The employers had the full control over their workers. They used to exploit them. The workers worked in the factory at the mercy of their employer. There were no set rules, no set wages for the work. But now the workers have realised that they are the backbone of the productions and most of the profit goes to the employer whereas they shed their sweat and blood in producing the articles. They formed Trade Unions and strike became a tool in their hands to get their demands accepted by the employer. These strikes are not limited to industrial workers only but they have gone to the schools, colleges, hospitals and her government departments also. These strikes are called off only when there is an agreement between the strikers and the authorities.
These strikes, sometimes, cause a great damage to public and private property. Sometimes political leaders, to gain sine selfish ends, incite the poeple to put some unreasonable demands which are unacceptable to the authorities. The strikers go violent and damage the vehicles and other property. Some persons even lose their lives in police action. Some workers face the termination of their services. They are put to severe hardships.