More Than 70 Participants From Around the Globe Participate in the Right to Strike Webinar
On 30th of June, 2015 the Oxford Human Rights Hub, with the support of the Bertha Foundation, presented a live webinar on the Right to Strike.
The webinar was presented by Professor Alan Bogg, Oxford University and moderated by Professor Sandra Fredman, OxHRH Director.
The webinar was a great success, with more than 70 active participants from around the globe – from Canada to Israel, Nigeria to South Africa, Kenya to Ireland. Participants had the opportunity to ask question and participate in live audience ‘polls’ using social media and the hashtag #Right2Strike. Some of the probing questions explored included:
- Once we recognise the right to strike as a human right, are there circumstances when the right can be justifiably limited? And does this put in peril the right to strike?
- The focus of the webinar has been on courts and judicial interpretation, should we rather be focused on pushing legislatures to legislate to protect the right to strike?
- If we have alternative dispute resolutions in the workplace is it valid to restrict or obliterate the right to strike?
For those who were unable to attend the live webinar a recording of the event is now available by following this link.
This is the second of a series of planned free, live, webinars to be produced by the OxHRH this year. The previous webinar by Professor Sandra Fredman on the Right to Education can be found here.