- The end of the war had caused problems for workers.
- The women that had worked in the soldiers places during the war had to go back
to house work, so the soldiers could have their jobs back.
- Some jobs had disappeared and some jobs didn't need any new workers, so it was hard
to find a new job.
- Veterans felt that they deserved their jobs back so they could make an
- During the war, the price for necessities had increased and the wages that
the workers were getting wasn't enough.
- Workers and soldiers were told that the war was fought to make a better world, so
now they expect to get a large share of economic benefits and more control.
- Thousands of people joined unions to fight for better working conditions.
- Labour law did not compel employers to bargain with employee representatives.
- There was only one way for workers to get what they wanted and that was to strike.
- Employers could get injunctions, which are orders from the court that forbid a strike
and send the workers back to their jobs.
- They also brought in strikebreakers and sent the strikers away with no jobs or wages.
- Union membership climbed and labour unrest went across Canada in 1918-1919.