In case of Ford Dagenham, management never expected strike from women employees and they failed to estimate future losses due to shortage of finished car seats. Management didn’t negotiate with women directly; instead they threatened Labour Minister, and ultimately had to bend down on women machinists’ terms of equal pay for equal work.
Strikes are spontaneous and concerted withdrawal of labour from production temporarily or indefinitely (Kaufman, 2004). Strikes are of several types like sympathetic, general, unofficial, economic, sectional, sit down, slow-down, hunger and lightning etc. In industries, more often than not, strikes are carried out for the reasons of low wage rates, working conditions, working hours and productivity issues. But sometimes, as shown in this case, strikes reveal truth about certain group or part of our society who is ill treated. When women across the globe are paid less wages for the same work; it is up to certain individuals or group to fight against it and enforce equal pay law. There may be few more examples of such strikes when people fight for such a noble cause.