More Than 70 Participants From Around the Globe Participate in the Right to Strike Webinar

admin - 8th July 2015

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.

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