Strikes and Unemployment

  • Ljubo Sirc


As originally, from an orthodox Marxist point of view, the possibility of conflicts was denied, it was claimed that any strikers would in fact be acting against themselves (see p. 55). The belief that there could not be any conflicts went so far that, for a while, no grievance procedures existed in factories (56, 8). This absence of a vent for dissatisfaction and for different interests aggravated the conflicts which inevitably occured in practice (55, pp. 185–6). Consequently, strikes or ‘work stoppages’ as they were called, gradually became a normal phenomenon and there were about 2000 (JP 69, p. 44) during the 1960s, which means just over 200 a year on average. After a lull, there were again 159 stoppages from 1973 till the end of 1976 in Slovenia alone (Ep 22.8.77).


Custom Duty Grievance Procedure Capital Intensity Work Stoppage Sunday Time 
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